Not even legal action was enough to assist Bobby Brown‘s bid to block TV One’s unauthorized biopic on his late daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
As we reported here, the ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ singer – much like the entire Houston estate – openly disapproved of the forthcoming flick, even taking to the courts with a $2 million defamation lawsuit to get the made-for-TV movie (starring Vivica A. Fox, Demetria McKinney, and more) taken off the channel’s programming schedule ahead of its October 8th premiere.
Alas, those efforts have proven futile. Details inside:
TV One’s biopic of Bobbi Kristina Brown was given the OK to air on Oct. 8 after a judge knocked down a request by Brown’s father, singer Bobby Brown, to block the film, which he claims falsely depicts him as a bad dad and abusive husband.
Manhattan federal Judge Analisa Torres said Brown’s concerns that the “Bobbi Kristina” film defames him is “speculative” because he has neither seen the film nor read the script.
Brown’s 2016 autobiography, ‘Every Little Step: My Story,’ also worked to his detriment in the hearing and – to some degree – supported the allegation that he was abusive.
The judge also took issue with Brown’s complaints that the film might be defamatory even if it does depict him as a bad dad who hit his ex-wife, Whitney Houston — noting that he admitted to having once “smacked” the songbird in his 2016 autobiography.
Well, that settles that. Look for TV One’s ‘Bobbi Kristina’ when it airs Sunday night.