Bobby Brown Gets Bad News About Daughter Bobbi Kristina’s Biopic & Vivica Fox Responds

Posted On : October 6, 2017

Bobby Brown is none too pleased with the way his Bobbi Kristina biopic lawsuit just turned out. Convinced that TV One’s upcoming “Bobbi Kristina” biopic would make him look like a bad father and abusive husband, Bobby B. filed a $2 million defamation lawsuit against the network. Brown sought an injunction, which would prevent the airing of the movie scheduled for Sunday night, starring Demetria McKinney, Joy Rovaris, Vivica A. Ironically, details from Brown’s own 2016 autobiography Every Little Step hurt his efforts.

Demetria McKinney (Whitney Houston), Joy Rovaris (Bobbi Kristina), Vivica A. Fox (Pat Houston) in the Bobbi Kristina biopic

Why Bobby Lost

When rendering her decision, Judge Analisa Torres pointed out that Brown had not yet seen the movie, nor even read the script. Torres said that his allegations were nothing more than speculation and that Brown could only blame himself if events he discussed in his book turned up in the movie. She specifically cited a passage from Every Little Step where Brown describes physically abusing then-wife Whitney Houston.

Bobbi Kristina with dad, Bobby Brown

“Whether Bobby Brown was a bad father is a matter of opinion,” Torres said.

The network is very happy with the decision and has solidified plans to airing the movie this weekend as scheduled.

“We are pleased with the court’s ruling and look forward to sharing this poignant look at the life of Bobbi Kristina Brown,” TV One offered in a statement.

Vivica A. Fox Weighs In

Actress Vivica A. Fox, who portrays Whitney’s sister-in-law, Pat Houston, is proud of the cast and crew, who worked on this project. She asks that fans and Bobbi Kristina’s family see the movie and watch it with an open mind.

“Bobby’s having his objections about the film being made, but we stand behind the film 100 percent,” Fox told Extra’s Tanika Ray. “And the only thing we ask of Bobby and the family is to give the film a chance.”


Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston, and Bobby Brown

Vivica went on to say that they treated their portrayals of the beloved Whitney and Bobbi Kris’ with the utmost care.

“I want our fans to truly know this,” Fox continued. “We did this with absolute love and respect for the memory and legacy of Whitney Houston and the memory of Bobbi Kristina.”

Bobby Is STILL Suing & Here’s Why

Bobby Brown and Bobbi Kristina (via Instagram)

Well, that’s not enough for Bobby Brown, who is still moving forward with his defamation suit against TV One. He alleges that not only does the movie about his daughter put him in a negative light, but that producers from his 2004 reality show Being Bobby Brown misused information from that show without his permission.

Brown may or may not win his lawsuit, but whatever it is that he is trying to keep from public consumption is likely to be revealed on Sunday night. Will you be watching?

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