Bobby Brown and Bobbi Kristina

Photo credit: Instagram – @realbkristinahg

These days it seems like every time a celebrity biopic hits the scene family members and friends close to the late celeb have come out in protest of the film and it’s alleged inaccuracies. And this seems to be the case again with the upcoming Bobbi Kristina biopic, as reports have revealed that the late celeb’s father, Bobby Brown, is suing TV One over the film.

As previously reported, the TV movie will focus on Bobbi Kristina’s tumultuous relationship with her parents, Brown and the late Whitney Houston, as well as her dysfunctional relationship with her troubled ex-boyfriend Nick Gordon.

However, according to reports, the real-life Brown is not happy about the way the film will portray him and he has filed a lawsuit against TV One for showing him in a negative and untrue light. In the film, Brown will be played by actor Hassan Johnson and he will allegedly be shown as a “hard drug user” who neglects his daughter after the tragic death of Houston, who died in 2012 after being found submerged in a hotel bathtub.

In the suit, Brown alleges that there are scenes in the film that show him “violate [sic] towards Houston,” and suggests Brown “does not love his daughter [and is not] committed to his daughter.”

Brown insists that he was not abusive to his family nor was he a bad parent to Bobbi Kristina and he claims the filmmakers and network are using his painful life story to make a profit.

Brown names Producers Tracey Baker-Simmons and Wanda Shelley in the suit and claims they’re using information they recieved from his 2004 reality show “Being Bobby Brown” without his permission.

Brown is now seeking $1M in damages from TV One LLC, Simmon and Shelley, and their affiliates.

However, TV One seems to be steadfast in promoting the film and they released a statement to E! News saying they “stand by the film and its representation of this period in Bobbi Kristina’s life.”

What do you think of Brown’s lawsuit against TV One? Let us know in the comments.

Nicholas Robinson

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  • Chuck

    This loser is only suing because he hasn’t been cut some $. He is a drug head, who contributed to his daughter’s death. He has never supported his kids and is always the first one to cry on TV saying how he loves them, and how wrong he has been treated.

    • Wanda M. Holmes

      Not true. Bobby was always a good dad. Him & his daughter lives in two different parts of the country. Bobby wasn’t the big druggy Whitney was. That’s why he’s still here & their not.

      • Chuck

        I can’t say much, but laugh at you. It’s sad that you think he was a good dad, when Bobby K. & his other kids said that he wasn’t an active father. Dude was a millionaire & didn’t even pay child support. Several times he was picked up at his concerts for not paying and Whitney had to bail him out & pay the child support.

    • Sone

      How do you know this…were you there?

      • element5044

        Exactly

        • Chuck

          You’re an idiot.

      • Chuck

        His kids said it; I didn’t.

      • Titi

        It was documented that whitney bailed him out and paid his child support it came out of her own mouth as well. He was a heroin addict he said that himself he srayed clean more than she did he os here because it was not his time to go and it was her time

    • Lori Morrow

      You sound like a fool. You like everyone else is only a spectator of this families life. Only he can tell his story not the television and flim writers. They definitely have no business making s movie about his child. He and Whitney were the celebrities not her. They would be upset if someone decided to talk about their child for any reason. Making this film is very disrespectful to him and the rest of the family especially considering how her life ended. Bobby couldn’t parent and adult. Can you?

      • Chuck

        LOL!

        • element5044

          He was a absent father even at her moms funeral he couldn’t support her then

          • Chuck

            Bobby K. said she didn’t want him at her mom’s funeral, since he wasn’t around when she died. Please know he history before commenting. Bobby K. was an absent father, who contributed to his daughter’s death (period).

          • rob_vb

            I’m going to let you guys fight over what was what about people who are really total strangers to you. However, I know for a fact that Bobby tried to attend the funeral to support his daughter, but was barred from sitting with the family. Whether he stayed and sat elsewhere, I don’t know. But I do know he attempted to be there for his daughter at the funeral. For the record, I am not a fan of Bobby’s. But you are wrong saying he wasn’t at the funeral to offer support to his daughter.

      • melissa Barksdale

        Tell him… Mine yours.. is your family perfect?

  • Grip holder!!💰💰💯💯

    Bobby Bobby Bobby!!!!⚰️⚰️⚰️🤷‍♂️⚖️💰💰

    • Tiffany Simmons

      @chuck not true at all what your saying about him, or his family period!!! Secondly, you and none of us really knows in depth what was going on inside their damn home…
      So stfu, and respect that man’s wishes regarding HIS deceased daughter ….
      #RIH
      #BOBBICHRISTINA

      • Grip holder!!💰💰💯💯

        Ok

  • Kysha

    It is obvious that Bobby had a role to play in the dysfunction of his family. However, noone knows the whole truth of that family’s issues. Therefore noone should make speculation and then gain money off of his life w/O even offering him compensation. Whether he uses or not, if anyone wants to talk about him in the story, compensate and get permission. He is still alive, noone should be making up his life.

    • Tiffany Simmons

      Thank you, well said boo

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  • Chyna Jackson

    I don’t think Tv One or no television network has the right to make or air a movie about any celebrity without their permission and input.

    • melissa Barksdale

      Thank you

    • rob_vb

      Personal opinions, no matter how well stated does not mean anything in this case because all involved are “Public Figures”. Therefore the law says the media can do “unauthorized” treatments on a famous person(s) live without their permission.

      Goes with the territory of being famous in America. Because of this, unless TV One plans to just go nuts with total lies in the movie that Bobby can prove are lies, I doubt his law suit will will have much weight in a judge’s eyes.

      We’ll see I guess.

  • element5044

    He was a absent father

    • element5044

      Chuck he was a absent father

      • melissa Barksdale

        So what….

  • CuutiePye

    Good job Bobby!! Don’t let these media bullies push you over and make up things about your life with your family, especially your child, for capital gains. Go after them with all you got and don’t stop or give them any lead way, this will teach them and send a warning to the next ones that maybe thinking about trying to do the same!!
    No family is perfect ever!!! Every family I know has some types of dysfunctions, so don’t worry about what is said just keep living your life!
    Nobody knows your life you have lived but you God and your family! Ill make a bet if a show was made out of the people lives on here and the media that’s trying to bash you then the show would be too bad to air!

  • Renee

    Im not taking sides because i wasn’t there but its public knowledge that Whitney’s older brother stated on television infront of his mother and Oprah that he was the one that introduced Whitney to drugs he also said the reason her and Bobby broke up was becauae Bobby wanted to get clean and Whitney didn’t. I always said he was taking the blame to protect her. Either way this man has been to hell and back he lost the love of his life and his child.

    • melissa Barksdale

      Yes yes yes

  • britishrose

    THIS DRUNK DOPE HEAD . is still a train wreck , he always on tv crying thats a sign of guilt, he end up crying cause he lost 2 people he helped distroy , whitney houston tried to defend him , and say he was a good man that is after she told oprah he did bad things to her… she was a addict ,and all the prayer int the world was not gonna save her., and her daughter , rip ..to both , bobby need to take a seat , no one will ever see him as credible his wife look like she is grounded and keep him sober , she aint gonna play them games whitney played with bobby , she means business she will leave his azz in a minute . he knows this , i hate to accues him but he did neglect his daughter and should have been close to her. instead of all clinging wife , when she leave she will ask for half