More Whit­ney drama

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IT’S been nearly seven years since WHIT­NEY

HOUS­TON died, but there re­mains no short­age of drama around her pass­ing.

Now her ex, BOBBY BROWN, and the es­tate of their late daugh­ter, BOBBI KRISTINA, are su­ing the mak­ers of the 2017 doc­cie Whit­ney: Can I Be Me, al­leg­ing they used “unau­tho­rised” footage of the late singer.

They’re su­ing Show­time and the BBC, claim­ing $2 mil­lion (R28 mil­lion) for vi­o­la­tions of their rights, and want an in­junc­tion against the documentary’s dis­tri­bu­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to court pa­pers, per­mis­sion was not given for the use of cer­tain footage which was in the documentary.

“Ev­ery per­son should have the right to control how their iden­tity or like­ness or per­son­al­ity, or voice, name or im­age is com­mer­cialised by oth­ers”, the com­plaint said.

Show­time and the BBC haven’t com­mented on the case.

‘Ev­ery per­son should have the right to control how their iden­tity or like­ness, per­son­al­ity, voice or im­age is com­mer­cialised by oth­ers’ – COURT PA­PERS

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