Bobby Brown filed a lawsuit claiming that the film titled “Bobbi Kristina”—which will soon air on cable—falsely paints him as a neglectful father.
The New York Post reported in its recent article, “Bobbi Kristina estate joins Bobby Brown in $2M suit over biopic,” that Brown claims he hasn’t seen the script, despite his requests.
“The movie contains defamatory scenes about the life of Bobbi Kristina Brown” and also “contains defamatory and untrue depictions of Robert Brown being violent towards Whitney Houston … and [there are] scenes suggesting that Robert Brown does not love his daughter or is [not] committed to Bobbi Kristina Brown,” the amended lawsuit states.
Twenty-two-year-old Bobbi Kristina was found by her husband, Nick Gordon, unconscious in a bathtub in Georgia in July 2015. She lapsed into a coma and was declared brain dead a few months later.
Bobby Brown also claims that he’s sold the rights to a movie about his life to BET, and the TV One film jeopardizes that project. Brown was suing for $1 million, but then amended his claim for $2 million.
Brown is portrayed in the movie as a “hard drug user”, who neglects his fatherly duties after Houston’s 2012 death—in which she was also found unconscious in a bathtub.
Gordon wasn’t criminally charged in Bobbi Kristina’s death, but in 2016 he was found legally responsible by a Georgia civil judge. He was hit with a $36 million judgment, after Brown filed a wrongful death suit against him.
Brown alleges that the producers of the TV One project unfairly took advantage of their previous work with Brown to make the movie. They used footage from a 2004 TV reality show, “Being Bobby Brown,” without his consent, his complaint states. However, TV One says it is standing by the film and its representation of this period in Bobbi Kristina’s life. Its producers have already begun promoting the film.
Reference: New York Post (September 12, 2017) “Bobbi Kristina estate joins Bobby Brown in $2M suit over biopic”