Just when you thought you’d heard the last of TLC’s public battle with former manager Perri “Pebbles” Reid, a new twist has come up. Reid has finally taken legal action against VH1’s parent company, Viacom, for what she called “many false and defamatory statements” made about her in the network’s original TLC biopic, “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.”
The New York Post reports that Reid, who is also a singer and music executive, filed a $40 million lawsuit against Viacom on Friday over the 2013 film. The suit claims that “CrazySexyCool” portrays Reid “as a conniving and dishonest business woman who hoodwinked three innocent girls and exploited their talent for her own personal gain,” and alleges that the network “ignored fundamental canons of journalistic and literary conduct by publishing false and defamatory accusations with actual malice.”
The suit also states that Reid never withheld the trio’s contract terms, and never controlled their lawyers or accountants, contrary to what is depicted in the film.
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