The show will go on: court rejects Bobby Brown's attempt to stop “Bobbi Kristina” from airing

ABC/Rick RowellUnfortunately for Bobby Brown, it appears that TV One’s Bobbi Kristina biopic will air on Sunday as scheduled.  

According to a statement from TV One, Bobby’s lawsuit against the network, which attempted to block the TV movie from premiering on October 8, was tossed out on Friday. 

The statement reads, “The court rejected a motion for a preliminary injunction filed by Bobby Brown and the Estate of Bobbi Kristina Brown that sought to enjoin the network’s airing of the original movie Bobbi Kristina.”

“We are pleased with the court’s ruling and look forward to sharing this poignant look at the life of Bobbi Kristina Brown with our audience.”

Bobby alleged in his lawsuit that TV One “knowingly and maliciously used his persona and life in the movie and promotion of the film” and that it “contains defamatory and untrue depictions” of him and his relationship with late daughter Bobbi Kristina and late wife, Whitney Houston.

Bobby and Bobbi Kristina’s estate were seeking more than $2 million in damages.  

As previously reported, Vivica A. Fox, who plays Pat Houston in the biopic, told ABC Radio that she spoke to Brown about the film.  

According to Fox, Bobby told her he “wasn’t happy” about the film, but she told him to “give it a chance.”

Vivica added that TV One “reached out and communicated with him to look at the film.” 

Bobbi Kristina premieres Sunday, October 8 at 7 p.m. ET on TV One.  

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