John Legend has been forced to defend a photo of himself posing with disgraced Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein, after he appeared in an R Kelly documentary exploring the sex abuse allegations against the R&B singer.
The All Of Me singer was one of few celebrities to appear in Surviving R Kelly, with many stars like Jay Z, Mary J Blige and Lady Gaga, reportedly turning it down. John was applauded for speaking out against R Kelly in the Lifetime docu-series, which recounts the multiple sexual abuse claims the musician has faced over the past 20 years.
So some fans were surprised to see a resurfaced photo of John, 40, and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, happily posing for a photo with Harvey at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016.
The 66-year-old movie producer has been accused of sexual misconduct after several women came forward in October 2017. Harvey is currently awaiting trial in New York on a number of related charges.
He a separate tweet, he added: ‘No one asked me to be in a Harvey doc. I’m friends with the #SurvivingRKelly director and several protestors in the #MuteRKelly movement so I had a personal connection and agreed to appear. I don’t just go around interviewing for every exposé. This is dumb.’
After the first episodes of Surviving R Kelly aired last week, John explained his decision to take part in the series and said he wanted to help ‘lift up’ the alleged victims.