Much like they voiced a strong disapproval of Lifetime’s 2015 biographical movie on Whitney Houston, simply titled ‘Whitney,’ the pop icon’s family is expressing similar opposition to the forthcoming biopic based on her daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
As we reported here, TV One is gearing up to air Bobbi’s life story in an unauthorized, made-for-TV film to chronicle her demise up to her untimely death in 2015 at the young age of 22. Titled ‘Bobbi Kristina,’ the flick is set to hit screens on October 8th, but may never see the light of day if Kristina’s father – singer Bobby Brown – has his say.
Joining forces with his late daughter’s estate, Brown’s brought forth a lawsuit to stop the film from airing:
Bobby has already filed suit, claiming the portrayal as a bad dad is defamatory.
Bobbi Kristina’s estate has now joined the lawsuit, claiming the biopic violates Bobbi Kristina’s right to privacy, which they claim survived her death.
Bobby Brown has already claimed in his lawsuit the movie falsely shows him as a violent person toward Whitney Houston. The show suggests Bobbi Kristina witnessed the alleged abuse. He also claims the scenes show him as an unloving father.
The estate and Bobby want more than $2 million in damages and they want the judge to block the airing of the show.
TV One recently responded by saying:
“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.”