Bobby Brown sues makers of TV biopic on daughter Bobbi Kristina for $1 million in damages; seeks stay on broadcast

The TV biopic, titled Bobbi Kristina, reportedly suggests Bobby Brown 'does not love his daughter' and is 'not committed to her'. Brown claims the film to be 'defamatory and untrue'.

IANS September 10, 2017 18:39:04 IST
Bobby Brown sues makers of TV biopic on daughter Bobbi Kristina for $1 million in damages; seeks stay on broadcast

Los Angeles: Singer Bobby Brown says it is his prerogative to put the brakes on an upcoming TV biopic on his daughter's death that falsely portrays him as a neglectful and abusive father.

Bobby Brown sues makers of TV biopic on daughter Bobbi Kristina for 1 million in damages seeks stay on broadcast

File picture: Whitney Houston (left) with Bobby Brown and daughter Bobbi Kristina. Image via Facebook

The singer, whose daughter with late singer Whitney Houston met a tragic end after she was found unconscious in a bathtub, wants a federal judge to stop the film Bobbi Kristina from airing, reports nypost.com.

The project, set to air on TV next month, includes scenes of Brown being "violate (sic) towards Houston", and suggests Brown "does not love his daughter (and is not) committed to his daughter," Bobby claims in a Manhattan Federal Court lawsuit.

The "defamatory and untrue" film tries to profit off Brown's pain, insists the 'My prerogative' singer, who denies being abusive to his family.

Bobbi Kristina was 22 years old when she was found face down in a bathtub by her former boyfriend Nick Gordon. She spent six months in a coma before her family removed her from a ventilator.

Gordon was not criminally charged in Bobbi Kristina's death, but last year a Georgia civil judge found him legally responsible and slapped him with a $36 million judgment after Bobby filed a wrongful death suit against him, reports nypost.com.

Bobby is played in his daughter's biopic by Hassan Jonson as a "hard drug user" who neglects his fatherly duties after Houston's 2012 death, in which she was also found unconscious in a bathtub.

Brown is also seeking $1 million damages from the biopic's production companies.

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