Bobby Brown Loses Suit Against TVOne “Bobbi Kristina” Biopic – Tha Wire
Today in Tha Wir, AllHipHop reports music legend, Bobby Brown, has lost his lawsuit against network giant TVOne. B. Brown was doing everything in his power to halt the premiere of their TV movie based on the life of his late daughter, Bobbi Kristina. The biopic is scheduled to premiere on TVOne this Sunday, October 8.
Here's some of the main issues the superstar has with flick. First, he feels the network's making a profit off his pain. Second, as any parent could imagine, the loss of the 22-year old is still a very sensitive subject for Bobby Brown. She's only been gone two years. On top of that, Nick Gordon is believed to be directly responsible for her death. So the anguish of not being able to get criminal charges against that dude is a major frustration. Finally, Bobby don't like how producers portrayed him in the flick.
Bobbi Kristina's estate filed a $50 million wrongful death lawsuit against Gordon following her death. Estate conservator, Bedelia Hargrove, said during court proceedings that “Ms. Brown died due to a violent altercation with [Gordon] after which he placed her in a bathtub, unconscious, after he injected her with a toxic mixture.” Below is a look at Bobby's testimony. Gordon was found "legally responsible" for Bobbi's death, and ordered to pay her estate $36 million.
The singer ultimately said he was satisfied with the ruling. Then, he set his sights on putting the brakes on the TVOne project. He filed suit against the network in Manhattan Federal Court, claiming the storyline is "defamatory and untrue." According to the New York Post, Brown's big problem with the movie is portraying him being “violent towards Whitney,” neglecting his family, and insinuating that he didn't "love his daughter.” The Houston family and Bobbi Kristina's estate joined in on the suit, trying to put a stop to the film, citing that the network was infringing on the late celebrity's right to privacy.
TVOne producers insisted the film followed descriptions from Bobby Brown’s autobiographical book, Every Little Step. The judge over the case sided with the network, and shot down Bobby's suit, paving way for TVOne to air the biopic this weekend. With the big win, TVOne execs issued a statement on the ruling to the The Blast, saying:
“Today, the court rejected a motion for a preliminary injunction filed by Bobby Brown and the Estate for Bobbi Kristina Brown that sought to enjoin the network’s airing of the original movie, ‘Bobbi Kristina.' We are pleased with the court’s ruling and look forward to sharing this poignant look at the life of Bobbi Kristina Brown with our audience on Sunday on TV One.”
"Bobbi Kristina" will air this Sunday (check your local listings for the time), whether her family likes it or not. Below is a look at the TVOne movie trailer, and footage on the making of the film.
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