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Bobby Brown Files $2 Million Lawsuit Against Showtime and BBC Over Unauthorized Use of Videos in Whitney Houston Documentary

Bobby Brown has filed a lawsuit against Showtime, BBC and the producers of the Whitney Houston documentary, “Whitney: Can I Be Me,” for using his name and likeness even after he declined to participate in the film.

In court documents obtained by The @Blast, Brown said a producer for the film reached out to him in June 2016, requesting an intervie. But, Brown declined.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

One year later, the British-American documentary film, written, co-produced and co-directed by Nick Broomfield, was released and distributed by BBC and Showtime networks, in the UK, United States, and Italy, featuring unauthorized footage of both Brown and his daughter, Bobbi Kristina. ⠀⠀

Brown said the film used over 30 minutes of footage of him and his daughter, both of which he claims to have to rights to, and were used without his permission. To make matters worse, Brown said the companies even listed his company, Brownhouse Entertainment, in the credits, “indicating/suggesting that Brownhouse provided and approved footage for the film.” 

As a result, Brown is suing for more than $2,000,000, which comes after the King of R&B filed to stop a Bobbi Kristina biopic that aired last year.

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