Bobbi Kristina’s estate has joined forces with her father Bobby Brown to stop TV One from airing a biopic about his daughter’s short life.
The 48-year-old had already filed suit in a Manhattan Federal Court, claiming the portrayal of him as a bad dad is defamatory.
Bobbi Kristina’s estate has now joined the lawsuit, alleging the biopic violates her right to privacy, which it claimed survived her death at age 22, TMZ revealed on Tuesday.
CPR performed by her fiance Nick Gordon kept Bobbi Kristina alive and she was placed in a coma for six months until doctors determined that her brain was irreversibly damaged.
She died in hospice care in Duluth, Georgia.
An autopsy revealed Bobbi Kristina drowned after consuming alcohol, cannabis and a prescription medication used for anxiety or sedation.
Three years earlier her mother Whitney Houston drowned in a bath in her Beverly Hills hotel room, aged 48, due to drug intoxication.
Bobby Brown, who now shares three children with wife Alicia Etheredge, has already claimed in his lawsuit the movie falsely shows him as violent toward Whitney.
It also suggests that Bobbi Kristina witnessed the alleged abuse. He also claims scenes show him as an unloving father.
The estate and Bobby want more than $2 million in damages and they want the judge to stop TV One airing the show next month.
TV One isn’t backing down. It ‘stands by the film and its representation of this period in Bobbi Kristina’s life,’ the production company said in a statement to E! News.