"They're ready to do just about anything to get him off the hook, even if it means using fear tactics," claimed a source close to the disgraced R&B star.
Kelly, 52, reached out to Cosby's legal team after the Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly detailed two decades of sexual misconduct allegations against him, according to insiders.
Sources said the "I Believe I Can Fly" singer has vowed to "sue everybody" involved with the project and hired a Cosby web developer to launch a site — ironically titled survivinglies.com — designed to discredit his accusers.
But Kelly's lawyers forced him to shut down the site. "They were afraid of lawsuits — especially after they learned the team planned to use it to feature a revenge-porn video featuring one of his victims consenting to sex," the source said.
A Facebook page dedicated to the site was taken down on Jan. 7, according to a representative for the social media group.
"We do not tolerate bullying or sharing other's private contact information and take action on content that violates our policies as soon as we're aware," the rep said.
The desperate singer is now coughing up a whopping $35,000 a month for "fixers," several of whom came recommended from Cosby's camp, insiders said.
That team includes two private investigators working 24/7 to dig into the backgrounds of each accuser, looking for dirt to use against them.
"They are contacting and confronting the accusers, hoping that they will be too frightened to testify," said the source.
Their tactics are so heavy-handed, even members of the Cosby crew have urged them to step back.
"We told him it's a matter of time until he gets arrested for how he's going about this!" said the source.
Kelly has continuously denied all of the allegations against him.
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