Judge Temporarily Blocks Airing Of ‘Bobbi Kristina’ Movie
There’s a chance TV One’s “Bobbi Kristina” movie may never see the light of day.
A Manhattan judge has put the unauthorized biopic on pause until Bobby Brown and the Bobbi Kris’ estate joined forces in a $2 million lawsuit to stop the movie from airing claiming it is defamatory.
Via Page Six:
Brown’s father, Bobby Brown, filed a suit in early September trying to halt the film, claiming “Bobbi Kristina” falsely paints him as a bad dad who also battered his late ex-wife and Bobbi’s mother, superstar Whitney Houston.
The parties are scheduled to appear in court Sept. 29, at which point the judge will decide if he intends to grant a temporary order barring the release of the work.
Brown’s suit, which asks the judge permanently stop the making of the film, says the company did not get his permission or the permission of his daughter’s estate to use their likenesses in a film.
The 22-year-old Bobbi Kristina was found unconscious by her boyfriend Nick Gordon in a bathtub in January 2015. She was pronounced dead in July, and the cause of death remained unclear.
Her estate has since joined to the suit to stop the movie.
The elder Brown initially was suing for $1 million but the amended lawsuit seeks $2 million.
Do you plan on viewing the “Bobbi Kristina” movie if it airs?