Bobby Brown and the estate of his late daughter have settled with television network over a Bobbi Kristina biopic.
The 48-year-old crooner’s case against TV One has been dismissed according to legal documents obtained by TMZ.
He and the estate of Bobbi Kristina joined forces in September in order to stop the movie from airing as Brown had claimed that the portrayal as him as a bad father was defamatory.
The late star’s estate had claimed that the biopic had also violated her right to privacy, however, it aired anyway last month on October 8.
TMZ reports that regardless of being unsuccessful in stopping the airing of the show, they were able to get some money in a settlement.
Originally Brown and the estate were asking for more than $2million but the legal documents obtained by the publication do not specify the amount.
This comes a month after a federal judge in Manhattan has nixed Brown’s request in a $2 million lawsuit to block Bobbi Kristina – a TV One biopic about his late daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown – from airing Sunday, the New York Post reported Thursday.
The Every Little Step singer had tried to stifle the film from airing in arguing that the movie defames him in making him look like a poor father and violent husband (to late ex Whitney Houston), but the court said that his conclusions were ‘speculative,’ as he hasn’t watched the movie or reviewed the script.
Judge Analisa Torres said that ‘whether Bobby Brown was a bad father is a matter of opinion,’ according to the paper.
She also cited passages Brown wrote in his 2016 autobiography Every Little Step: My Story in which the New Edition alum admitted to physically abusing Houston.
‘I turned around to her, drew back my hand, and smacked her across the face,’ he wrote of an incident with the late I Will Always Love You singer.
‘We are pleased with the court’s ruling,’ TV One said in a statement, ‘and look forward to sharing this poignant look at the life of Bobbi Kristina Brown.’
While the film will air Sunday, the suit against the network will continue next month, with a conference slated to be held November 13, the paper reported.
The My Prerogative artist is joined in his lawsuit by the estate of his late daughter, who died July 26, 2015, nearly six months after she was found unconscious in a bathtub in her house in Alpharetta, Georgia.
TV One said in a statement announcing the movie, ‘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.’
Joy Rovaris will play the titular character, with Demetria McKinney in the role of Whitney Houston and Hassan Johnson playing Bobby Brown. Other performers in the cast include Nadji Jeter, Vivica A. Fox and Ricco Ross.
Bobbi Kristina airs Sunday at 7/6c on TV One.
Source: Daily Mail UK
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