Tlc - Tlc's Ex-manager Sues Tv Network Chiefs For $40 Million

Tlc's former manager Perri 'pebbles' Reid has filed a $40 million (£25 million) defamation lawsuit against executives at U.S. Tv network Vh1 amid allegations she was falsely portrayed in a recent biopic.

The ex-wife of music mogul Antonio 'L.A.' Reid was left fuming in October (13) after tuning in to Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The Tlc Story, which documented the R&B trio's rise to fame and its split from Reid, and subsequently issued a statement claiming she had become the victim of an "unprovoked attack", in which she was depicted onscreen as a manipulative money-grabber.

Her attorney contacted Vh1 bosses in a bid to have certain "false and defamatory statements" retracted, but after getting nowhere with the talks, Reid has filed suit, according to the New York Post.

In the legal papers, filed in an Atlanta, Georgia court on Friday (25Apr14), her lawyer claims she was portrayed as "a conniving and dishonest business woman who hoodwinked three innocent girls and exploited their talent for her own personal gain".

The suit goes on to accuse chiefs at the network's parent company Viacom of having "ignored fundamental canons of journalistic and literary conduct by publishing false and defamatory accusations with actual malice".

Viacom bosses have yet to respond to the legal action, and a company spokesperson has declined to discuss the suit, saying, "It's our policy not to comment on matters in litigation."

Tlc members Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins, Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas and the late Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes parted ways with Reid in the mid-1990s after holding her responsible for their money troubles, which forced them to file for bankruptcy in 1995.


Tags: TLC


More Tlc

TLC Criticises Rihanna's "Booby Cakes" Costume - 'We Kept Our Clothes On'

Rihanna has responded to TLC's comments about her brazen and bare breasted appearance at Monday (2nd June) night's CFDA awards.Rihanna's dress has certainly prompted discussion.The...

TLC's Chilli Denies That She is Dating Wayne Brady

It looks like the romance between Wayne Brady and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas of TLC is over before it even began. A source reportedly told People...

Crazy, Sexy, Cool: How Accurate Is VH1's New TLC Biopic

The VH1 biopic about 90s girl group TLC aired today and so far, the reviews aren’t the best. It’s great to take a trip down...

TLC Recall The Good Days, And The Bad, In Revealing VH1 Docu-Drama 'CrazySexyCool'

TLC were one of the biggest girl groups of their generation, not to mention one of the wildest and devil may care girl groups to...


TLC Release New Album '20' And Their Own VH1 Biopic 'Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story'

R&B girl group TLC are back after nearly an 8 year hiatus with a new album called '20' and a biopic of their journey to...

No More Scrubs! TLC Finally Release New Song 'Meant To Be' - Penned By Ne-Yo [Listen]

R&B girl group TLC have finally unveiled a new song taken from the group's forthcoming album, 20, which will be released in the next week....

Drake Stuns With Mind-Blowing OVO Fest Line-Up In Toronto

For the 16,000 fans who attended Drake's OVO Fest show in Toronto, the whole evening was full of perfect "I Was There" moments with appearances...

Blast From The Past: TLC To Return With New Album and Tour

Nearly eleven years after the release of their last studio album, 3D, 90s RnB sensation TLC will be back later this year with a brand...



TLC Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on TLC

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All