Bobby Brown Sues Over Bobbi Kristina TV Movie

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Bobby Brown Sues Bobbi Kristina Biopic

By Shari Weiss |

Bobby Brown Sues Bobbi Kristina Biopic

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Bobby Brown is suing to stop TV One for broadcasting an authorized movie about his late daughter Bobbi Kristina. The biopic is currently slated to premiere on October 8, but Brown is hoping his lawsuit will stop it from seeing the light of day.

The upcoming TV film, called Bobbi Kristina, stars Joy Rovaris as Bobbi Kristina. The most high-profile cast member is arguably Vivica Fox, who plays Pat Houston, Whitney’s sister-in-law, with the late singer herself portrayed by Demetria McKinney. In a 60-second trailer released last week, scenes showed Bobbi Kristina’s romance with Nick Gordon and a clash with her mom. The actress as Bobbi Kristina cried, “Everything is always about Whitney. I can never sing as well as you. I can never be the superstar that you are.” The on-screen tag line read, “You Heard The News. You Never Heard Her Story. Until Now.”

The short preview didn’t feature Brown at all, but he apparently knows that he’ll not only be portrayed, but also allegedly featured in a negative way. According to his suit, the movie depicts him being physically abusive with Houston and unloving towards his daughter. He wants an injunction to stop the film from airing, but that’s not all. He’s also seeking more than $1 million in damages on grounds of libel and slander, reports The Blast.

Notably, two other Houston-related projects have also faced hurdles and received fanfare. In 2015, Lifetime aired a biopic called Whitney that heavily focused on her relationship with Brown. Houston’s singing vocals were provided by Deborah Cox. Pat Houston released a blistering statement blasting not only the film, but producer Angela Bassett. Meanwhile, the documentary, Whitney: Can I Be Me, premiered on Showtime just days before the Bobbi Kristina trailer was released. The family has not been vocal about that effort, which received a number of positive reviews. Watch the preview for the TV One movie below.

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