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Bobby Brown loses case to stop 'Bobbi Kristina' movie on TV One

Posted on Thursday, October 5, 2017 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

A New York federal judge rejected Bobby Brown's efforts to stop a film about his late daughter Bobbi Kristina set to air on TV One Sunday at 7 p.m.

J​udge Analisa Torres said Brown’s concerns that the “Bobbi Kristina” film defames him is “speculative” because he has neither seen the film nor read the script, according to the New York Daily News.

Bobbi Kristina's estate also joined the case.

"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 said in a statement.

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Brown said he believes the movie casts him in a bad light, showing him to be an abusive father. But the judge noted that in Brown's 2016 autobiography, he admitted hitting the late Whitney Houston once in the face.

In an interview today, former head of TV One Brad Siegel - who left in July but helped shepherd the film - said he believes the TV movie treats Brown fairly.

The $2 million defamation case against TV One will still move forward with a conference meeting set for November 13.

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