Bobby Brown And Bobbi Kristina’s Estate Reach Settlement Over TV One Biopic
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After suing TV One over a biopic about his late daughter, Bobbi Kristina, Bobby Brown and Bobbi Kristina’s estate have reached a settlement.
TMZ reports that New Edition singer and Bobbi Kristina’s estate agreed to a settlement with TV One for an undisclosed cash settlement. Brown was seeking $2 million in damages.
Brown wanted to stop the biopic from airing because he felt he was portrayed as an abusive husband towards his late wife, Whitney Houston, and a poor father to Bobbi. He also didn’t like that the film alleges that Bobbi witnessed the alleged abuse in the film. Bobbi Kristina’s estate claimed that the movie violated her right to privacy, which she still has even though she is deceased.
During a September hearing, Judge Analisa Torres did not grant Brown’s wishes because he had not seen the movie or read the script. Judge Torres also referenced an excerpt of Brown’s memoir, “Every Little Step,” in court where he admitted to striking Houston during their marriage.
“Whether Bobby Brown was a bad father is a matter of opinion,” Judge Torres said.
Bobbi Kristina aired October 8th, 2017 and had 2.2 million viewers.
Bobbi Kristina was discovered face down in a bathtub in her Georgia home on January 31st, 2015. After a six month coma, she was pronounced dead on July 26th, 2016 while in hospice care. Lobar pneumonia, which was caused by water immersion, brain damage and mixed drug intoxication, were ruled to be her cause of death.