Bobby Brown And His Daughter’s Estate Team-Up To Stop TV One Biopic – Tha Wire
Today in Tha Wire there's a war brewing over the upcoming, and UNOFFICIAL, TVOne biopic on the life of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown. Feelings are running high surrounding the movies' release, and according to AllHipHop Bobby is doing everything he can to put the breaks on the film's upcoming October premiere.
The New Edition superstar is feeling some type of way about how the film is portraying him. The singer filed suit against TVOne, claiming deformation because the network depicts him as being physically abusive to the late Whitney Houston. If that's not bad enough, Bobby claims the film makes it seem as if he didn't love his daughter. For the star, that's 'team too much,' so he filed suit to stop it from airing.
The good this is, he's got some reinforcements joining him on the lawsuit against TVOne. For starters the Houston family has his back, on what he calls a "false" betrayal of his character. Plus Vibe Magazine reports, Bobbi Kristina's estate has joined the fight. Executives of her estate charge the network for violating her "right to privacy," and suing for an injunction on the movie and for more than $2 million in damages.
We'll see if together they can present enough evidence for courts to shut the TVOne premiere down soon enough. In the meantime the cast includes: Vivica A. Fox as Pat Houston, Joy Rovaris as Bobbi Kristina, The Real Housewives of Atlanta reality star Demetria McKinney as Whitney, and Hassan Johnson as Bobby. Peep the trailer below:
As for TVOne, they say they're moving forward with the movie premiere on October 8, 7/6CT. In addition, they firmly stand behind the project and issued the following statement to E! News:
“We are aware of the reported legal challenge by Bobby Brown regarding the film Bobbi Kristina and are taking appropriate steps on behalf of our network to respond. While we are not able to address our legal response at this time, we stand by the film and its representation of this period in Bobbi Kristina’s life.”
So far there's is no indication on whether or not the network obtained legal rights to Bobbi Kristina's story, nor the use of Whitney Houston's copyrighted material. However, this is an ongoing matter. As more details are revealed I'll be sure to let you know. In the meantime stay up to date on all things entertainment, with Tha Wire on The People's Station 107 Jamz.