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Why Bobby Brown and Bobbi Kristina’s Estate are Suing BET for $2M Following the Broadcast of the Whitney Houston Documentary

Bobby Brown and the estate of Bobbi Kristina Brown are filing suit against BET for footage contained in the recent Whitney Houston documentary.

The Jasmine Brand reports the complaint filed by Brown, and Bobbi Kristina’s estate, alledge that 30 minutes of footage used in the special was not part of their agreement.

Reportedly, the complaint seeks a permanent injunction on top of monetary damages and claims that the film amounts to a misappropriation of publicity rights as well as a violation of the Lanham Act. The New Edition singer  is also reportedly pursuing a separate breach-of-contract claim against B2 Entertainment, a dissolved company that had a deal with Brown’s company for the Bravo reality series, Being Bobby Brown. The complaint states,  “B2 agreed not to use any materials associated with Brown’s family friends or employers without his consent in tv or film projects,” but nonetheless, producers of the Whitney Houston documentary are said to have obtained Being Bobby Brown footage for their own use on Can I Be Me?

Brown has yet to make a formal comment on the proceedings.



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