Report: Judge Dismisses Bobby Brown Lawsuit To Block Bobbi Kristina Biopic

Published: Friday 6th Oct 2017 by Rashad

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 ​J​udge 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.

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  1. 👧 + ✈ = 💀 October 6, 2017

    Yuss I wont to watch it!!

    • erica October 6, 2017

      want sweetie!! bless your heart

  2. SMH October 6, 2017

    They can still keep this mess.

  3. Meteorite October 6, 2017

    It’s makes no sense to me, Vivica says she’s a friend of the family and would doing nothing to tarnish Houston legacy but yet she’s making a movie about them despite their wishes? Fake friend in my opinion.

    • RoyalKev October 6, 2017

      A lot of so called “friends” capitalize off of people’s celebrity once their no longer here! Half of these people creating these films about Whitney and her loved ones never appeared to be that close to Whitney when she was alive! Call me when Cece/Bebe Winans, Robyn Crawford, or even Pebbles start production!

      • Meteorite October 6, 2017


        I know right?! The word friend is so interchangeable.

      • Jasmine October 6, 2017

        @Meteorite Seems to me you are trying to dictate how Vivica should act and what Vivica should do. Vivica is a grown woman and will do as she sees fit. Your opinions of her and what you think she should be doing is irrelevant. The movie is still coming out. I am going to watch it. Your whining about it is useless and irrelevant!

        Vivica Fox stated the following to Page Six TV: “It made me miss her even more. There was one scene that I’ll never forget — and I’m sorry if I’m getting emotional — where Demetria McKinney, who played Whitney, she did such an amazing job, and there was a scene where we had to relive, basically, her leaving us, and I did go to her funeral and everything so to tap into the emotions for this movie was easy for me because I loved her and we had such a huge amount of respect for her and that’s what we want to let everyone know.”

    • Jasmine October 6, 2017

      How do you know if the movie is going to “tarnish the Houston legacy” without watching it first. We live in a lawsuit happy society where everyone is quick to sue over money. The last few movies I have watched where there is a lawsuit trying to stop the movie’s release ended up being really great movies and did not tarnish anything dealing with the celebrity or their family’s existing reputations. (For example, the new Tupac movie and even the last MJ movie did not do anything to tarnish the legacies but the families were suing in hopes of getting MONEY).

      • Meteorite October 6, 2017

        It clearly reads “Vivica says she’s a friend of the family and would doing nothing to tarnish [the] Houston legacy…”

        So with that I’m going to pull your number and not read your entire post.

  4. navybound October 6, 2017

    this is disrespectful at the most

    • Jasmine October 6, 2017

      That is one way of seeing it. Another way of seeing it is TV One is making another cautionary tale type movie that is beneficial towards helping prevent the same mistakes from reocurring in young black women. I loved TV One’s movie on Falicia Blakely and I’m sure this one will be great too!

  5. Xoxo October 6, 2017

    This is so wrong

  6. LORICART October 20, 2017

    If info not from Brown or Houston family where did it come from? All parties but Bobbi Kristina looked bad. Rightfully so. So is movie all symposium? The movie itself was poorly directed, jumped all over the place with out timelines shown and looked like recorded on my grandsons Fisher Price camera it was so low quality. The Brown and Houston families should both sue for the poorest depiction,confusing, low budget looking film depicting 1 of the most talented, beautiful, singer, artist of this century and her gorgeous, suffering daughter. They exploited them both in the worst way. SHAME on you TV1 and any other channels that aired this. I just deleted TV1 from Guide List so that won’t appear and will not watch EVER again. Not the only person, several people at my employment felt same way and we all boycotted the channels associated with this ridiculous, suposion, poorly made movie.

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