Bobby Brown recently filed a lawsuit against Showtime and BBC for a 2017 Whitney Houston documentary that he says used more than a half-hour’s worth of footage of him and his children without consent. According to Deadline, Brown filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the networks for the 2017 documentary, “Whitney: Can I Be Me.” According to the lawsuit, which was filed in a New York District Court on Tuesday,
“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 filing also states that images of Brown’s other children Landon Brown, Robert ‘Bobby’ Brown Jr. and LaPrincia Brown also appear in the film as minor children.
Brown never consented for his children to appear in the film, and his children reportedly never consented. According to the site, Showtime declined to comment on the lawsuit, where Bobbi Kristina’s estate is also listed as a plaintiff. “Whitney: Can I Be Me” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival back in 2017, and aired on Showtime in North America and BBC in the UK. Also named in the lawsuit, Passion Pictures Corp, B2 Entertainment and Simmons Shelley Entertainment. The lawsuit is seeking more than $2 million in damages. Back in September, Brown teamed up with BET for the miniseries “The Bobby Brown Story,” which covered the life and career of the “Every Little Step” singer.