Bobby Brown Sues BBC, Showtime Over Whitney Houston Documentary

Bobby Brown and the estate of Kristina Bobbi Brown filed a lawsuit today against BBC and Showtime over the 2017 Whitney Houston documentary Whitney: Can I Be Me, NBC News reports and documents viewed by Pitchfork confirm. The lawsuit claims that Brown never signed a release for the film to utilize footage from the 2005 reality TV series “Being Bobby Brown”.

The lawsuit adds that Brown and the estate of his late daughter Kristina Bobbi Brown never consented for their likenesses to appear in the film at all. The complaint also points out that Brown’s production company Brownhouse Entertainment is credited at the end of the film. Brown’s legal team argues that the credits falsely suggest that Brownhouse authorized the footage that appears in the movie.

Brown is seeking $2 million and a permanent injuction to end distribution and promotion of the film. In addition to BBC and Showtime, other defendants listed include Passion Pictures, Tracey Baker-Simmons, Wanda Shelley, B2 Entertainment, and Simmons Shelley Entertainment.

Credit: Pitchfork

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