ABC/Rick RowellBobby Brown is suing Showtime and BBC for using video of him and his late daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, allegedly without his permission in the 2017 Whitney Houston documentary Can I Be Me?
The “Don’t Be Cruel” singer is seeking $2 million for using video from his Bravo reality series, Being Bobby Brown, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“The film contains footage that Brown and BKB (Bobbi Kristina Brown) has never consented to have released,” states the complaint. “Brown and BKB appear in the film for a substantial period of time, in excess of thirty (30) minutes. The footage was actually recorded prior to the divorce in 2007 between Brown and Houston. Brown never signed or executed a release for the airing of the material that appears in the film. The footage of Brown is approximately fifteen (15) years old.”
The 49-year-old singer also filed a separate breach of contract lawsuit against the B2 Entertainment company for providing the footage to the documentary’s producers.
“B2 agreed not to use any materials associated with Brown’s family friends or employers without his consent in TV or film projects,” the lawsuit states.
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