Bobby Brown is suing BBC and Showtime over unauthorized footage in a Whitney Houston documentary

Brown, along with the estate of his late daughter Kristina Bobbi, claims BBC used footage from his 2005 reality show Being Bobby Brown without his consent.

November 28, 2018
Bobby Brown is suing BBC and Showtime over unauthorized footage in a Whitney Houston documentary Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images

Bobby Brown and the estate of his late daughter Kristina Bobbi have filed a lawsuit against the BBC and Showtime, Pitchfork reports. The suit regards a 2017 documentary Whitney: Can I Be Me using footage from Being Bobby Brown, Brown's reality show that aired on Bravo for one season in 2005. The plaintiff states that he did not authorize for this footage to be used, or for his likeness to appear in the documentary.

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Additionally, Brown is disputing the appearance of his production company Brownhouse Entertainment during the film's credits, which he argues falsely assumes consent with the project. He is suing BBC, Showtime, Passion Pictures, Tracey Baker-Simmons, Wanda Shelley, B2 Entertainment, and Simmons Shelley Entertainment for $2 million, as well as to cease distribution of the film.

Earlier this year, Brown spoke out against Pusha-T's Daytona album cover, a police photograph of Houston’s bathroom after her untimely death in 2012. Another Whitney Houston documentary, Whitney, hit theaters back in July.

Bobby Brown is suing BBC and Showtime over unauthorized footage in a Whitney Houston documentary