Even though the upcoming ‘Bobbi Kristina’ biopic is set to premiere on Sunday, October 8th on TV One, the father of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown, Bobby Brown, has filed a lawsuit to stop the biopic from airing.
According to E! News, Bobby claims that the TV One defendants “knowingly and maliciously” used his persona and life in the movie and promotion of the film. In the court documents, he also claimed that the movie “contains defamatory and untrue depictions” of him “being violate” towards his late ex Whitney Houston. A line in the document suggests that the biopic “contained untrue depictions” of Bobby and Bobbi Kristina’s relationship and showcasing that Bobby “does not love his daughter.”
In addition to stopping the biopic from premiering, Bobby Brown is also seeking over $1 million in damages. In spite of the lawsuit, TV One has released a statement 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.”