TV One’s biopic of Bobbi Kristina Brown was approved to air on Sunday by a judge after her father Bobby Brown tried to the block the film from airing, the NY Post reports.
Brown claimed that the film falsely depicted him as a bad father to Bobbi Kristina and an abusive husband to the late Whitney Houston. His daughter’s estate was also a plaintiff in the lawsuit.
The judge, Analisa Torres, pushed back on Brown’s concerns of defamation because he had yet to see the film or even read the script.
She also took issue with his defamation claim against being an abusive husband because he had admitted to having hit his ex-wife in his 2016 autobiography “Every Little Step.”
“Whether Bobby Brown was a bad father is a matter of opinion,” the judge said.
Bobbi Kristina was discovered dead in a bathtub by her former boyfriend Nick Gordon in 2015.
Though TV One won the right to air the movie on Oct. 8, Brown’s defamation lawsuit against the network will continue. The case’s next session in court is scheduled for next month.