R. Kelly's manager pleaded guilty Friday to phone threats that shots would be fired at a packed Manhattan theater

Joe was getting ready to screen a documentary highlighting the singer's sexual abuse of women and girls.

The jury acquitted Donnell Russell of the conspiracy charge, but found him guilty of threatening to cause bodily harm via interstate communications.

Several of the women featured in the documentary will participate in a live panel discussion at the documentary's premiere in December 2018.

An emergency call to the police about a gun threat led to an evacuation order, which made it necessary to postpone the premier.

The overwhelming proof of Russell's guilt, according to Assistant US Attorney Lara Pomerantz, was presented to the jury during closing arguments.

Russell called the small theater from his Chicago home after spending days attempting to thwart the broadcast of Lifetime's "Surviving Are Kelly" series.

She claimed that Russell sent a text to a fellow conspirator at the theater warning him that the police might be coming soon,