If anyone is going to take advantage of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston’s marriage, it’s going to be Bobby Brown! Well, that, or New Edition tracks aren’t streaming on Spotify like they used to, and someone needs a check. It has been hard to turn anywhere these days and not find a Whitney documentary. Hell, her own family participated in one that hit movie theaters this past summer. I guess Bobby didn’t like the competition because he’s now trying to sue the pants off Showtime and the BBC for airing a documentary he says had more than a half hour of footage he didn’t say they could use.
Deadline says Bobby is pissed the 2017 documentary Whitney: Can I Be Me has footage of him and his late daughter with Whitney, Bobbi Kristina. The multimillion-dollar suit doesn’t mince words:
“The film contains footage that Brown and[his late daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown] has never consented to have released.Brown and [his late daughter] appear in the film for a substantial period of time, in excess of thirty (30) minutes. … Brown never signed or executed a release for the airing of the material that appears in the film.”
The lawsuit also lists the names of Bobby’s other kids, but it sounds like Bobbi Kristina is the one he’s most pissed about since her estate is also listed as a plaintiff on the case.
This whole thing basically sounds like Bobby is pissed he didn’t get a cookie from the Showtime/BBC cookie jar since the documentary went on to be sold in Germany, the Netherlands, and Italy “without the consent of the Plaintiffs.” Somehow, I have a feeling Showtime and the BBC (who didn’t comment to the story) will just cut him a small check to go away. However, if they wanted to do us all a solid, how about pay him back by rebooting Being Bobby Brown on cable? Will it be a mess? Yes, but it can’t be any worse than the Murphy Brown stinker reboot!