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Pebbles suing Viacom for $40 million over ‘CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story’

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Perri ‘Pebbles’ Reid, is not happy about her portrayal in the movie “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story” and instead of just ranting, she is suing Viacom for $40 million.

Reid claims in Atlanta federal court that the 2013 VH1 movie portrays her “as a conniving and dishonest business woman who hoodwinked three innocent girls and exploited their talent for her own personal gain.”

An R&B singer who has herself sold over 4 million records, Reid says in the suit that Viacom “ignored fundamental canons of journalistic and literary conduct by publishing false and defamatory accusations with actual malice.”

The suit filed late Friday states that, contrary to what VH1 viewers saw, Reid never controlled TLC’s lawyers or accountants, never withheld contract terms from TLC and always paid the group what they were owed.

After selling 11 million copies of their 1994 album ‘CrazySexyCool,’ TLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Record execs said TLC only filed in order to void their contracts, but the girls, who sued LaFace Records and Pebbitone, Reid’s management company, claimed they were paid only $50,000 a year each in 1993 and 1994.

A spokesperson for Viacom said, “It’s our policy not to comment on matters in litigation.”

It does not look like Reid is going to just sit down quietly. What are your thoughts on her lawsuit? –Joi Pearson @joiapearson

Source: Page Six



2 Comments

  1. butter bean sugar on April 28, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    PEBBLES JUST CHILL GIRL …. you know you stole them girls money and lied on them , you know you were made that chllli was gettin it on with LA REED … WHILE YOU were stealing from the girls chilli was stealling your man .. .. and that is why you madd right now sit your old butt down ..what the money done ran out ? LA REED surely aint paying you by now .. your holding it together looks wise but you need to lay off this mess your were wrong .YOU STOLE THOSE GIRLS MONEY AND DIDNT PAY THEM NOW YOU WANT TO GET PAYED ON THEIR PROJECT .. ITS A MOVIE … IT MADE SINCE FOR THE TIMES WERE IN ,CAUSE THOSE GIRLS NEVER GOT A CHANCE TO TRUELY EXPRESS THEMSELVES , NO LAWYER WAS PROTECTING THEM . YOU WERE THE MANAGER …. YOU HIRED NO ATTORNEY FOR THEM AND THEY WERE ROBBED . LEFT EYE IS GONE .. no one was helping her even with her anger issues , which she went to honduros for rejuvenation and to get away from the stress … .those girls should be mega millionaire by now like whitney houston was … they have to try an perform still and do movies about this cause you fuck up the money that would have taken them into retirement .. SO SHUT UP PEBBLES YOU WILL NEVER WIN GIVEN ALL THE JURY GONNA BE TLC FANS ANYWAY … .. AND THEY HAVE KIDS AND DAUGHTTERS AND SONS THAT THEY WOULD NOT WANT A WEALTHY AT THE TIME WOMAN LIKE YOU TO MANIPULATE .. . AND TAKE FROM THEIR FUTURE

  2. Likewaterforchoc on May 1, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Pebbles is straight up like, “…and y’all still can’t make any money.”