TV One’s biopic of Bobbi Kristina Brown was given the OK to air on Oct. eight after a decide knocked down a request by Brown’s father, singer Bobby Brown, to dam the movie, which he claims falsely depicts him as a nasty dad and abusive husband.
Manhattan federal Judge Analisa Torres stated Brown’s considerations that the “Bobbi Kristina” movie defames him is “speculative” as a result of he has neither seen the movie nor learn the script.
The decide additionally took challenge with Brown’s complaints that the movie could be defamatory even when it does depict him as a nasty dad who hit his ex-spouse, Whitney Houston — noting that he admitted to having as soon as “smacked” the songbird in his 2016 autobiography.
“Whether or not Bobby Brown was a nasty father is a matter of opinion,” the decide stated. She then quoted a part of a line from Brown’s memoir “Each Little Step,” during which he says, “I rotated to her, drew again my hand, and smacked her (Houston) throughout the face” — a second he stated he shortly regretted.
The “My Prerogative” singer’s $2 million defamation lawsuit towards TV One will nonetheless transfer ahead, nevertheless, with the subsequent convention scheduled for Nov. thirteenth.
Along with making an attempt to cease the movie, Brown claims producers from a 2004 Bravo TV actuality present, “Being Bobby Brown,” improperly used info from that movie with out the crooner’s permission.
Bobbi Kristina, whose property can also be a plaintiff to the lawsuit, was found lifeless in a tub by her former boyfriend Nick Gordon in 2015 — a scene that eerily echoed to her mom’s 2012 dying.