More Whitney drama
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