October 23, 2014
Perri ‘Pebbles’ Reid Files Lawsuit Against Viacom For $40 Million
According to The Root, Pebbles has filed a $40 Million lawsuit against Viacom over her portrayal in the TLC biopic, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story. Perri “Pebblesâ€ Reid has been blasting the film ever since it debuted last year.
Reid states that she was portrayed “as a conniving and dishonest businesswoman who hoodwinked three innocent girls and exploited their talent for her own personal gain,â€ and says that the network “ignored fundamental canons of journalistic and literary conduct by publishing false and defamatory accusations with actual malice.â€
The group’s CrazySexyCool album sold 11 million copies, but the trio claimed they were only paid $50,000 a year each in 1993 and 1994 and had to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. That has been blamed on Pebbles.