Bobbi Kristina’s Estate Also Suing Over TV One Biopic (UPDATE)
UPDATE (9/13/17 at 11:12 a.m. ET):
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s estate has teamed up with Bobby Brown to sue TV One over the biopic that is set to be released next month.
According to TheJasmineBrand, Bobby is also seeking $1M in damages.
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Original story (9/10/17 at 5:37 p.m. ET):
But the late Bobbi's father, Bobby Brown, is suing in an attempt to block the biopic's release.
He has reportedly filed the suit in a Manhattan Federal Court.
According to the New York Post, Bobby claims in the suit that the film is "defamatory and untrue," and suggests he "does not love his daughter [and is not] committed to his daughter."
The film also reportedly includes scenes of him being violent toward Whitney,
The singer argues that the movie ultimately tries to profit off of his daughter's struggles.
In 2015, Bobbi Kristina was found unconcious in a bathtub. She passed away at the age of 22 in July of that year.
Bobbi's tragic death came soon after her mother Whitney's, who was also found unconscious in a bathtub in 2012.
TV One recently released a statement about the upcoming film, saying it will be an "intimate look at the highs and lows of parental, familial and romantic love complicated by fame through the eyes of a sensitive, vulnerable young woman."
"Bobbi Kristina’s high-profile life—and untimely death—may have been shrouded in mystery, but this film will reveal her humor, quirks, deepest fears and longings. This film explores her fight to be seen, heard, loved and to survive."
A photo from the set of the film was also released.
Rumors then emerged that Bobby was not pleased with his daughter's life rights being sold to TV One without his input, according to TheJasmineBrand.
“The rights were sold to the biopic before he had any knowledge of it. He was blindsided," a source told the site.
The recent lawsuit appears in line with those rumors.
In a statement to E News!, TV One said they had no intention to halt plans for the upcoming biopic.
"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," they said.
"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."
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