Former manager of popular girl group TLC, Perri “Pebbles” Reid, is suing Viacom for $40 million dollars over the movie “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.”
She claims that the VH1 2013 movie displays her “as a conniving and dishonest business woman who hoodwinked three innocent girls and exploited their talent for her own personal gain,” according to Page Six.
Reid says in her suit against Viacom that the company “ignored fundamental canons of journalistic and literary conduct by publishing false and defamatory accusations with actual malice.”
Reid also claims that despite the movie’s portrayal of her, she never had any control over TLC’s accountants, lawyers or monetary witholdings of the groups contracts.
Reid sold over 4 million records, Reid says in the suit that Viacom “ignored fundamental canons of journalistic and literary conduct by publishing false and defamatory accusations with actual malice.”
The suit filed late Friday states that, contrary to what VH1 viewers saw, Reid never controlled TLC’s lawyers or accountants, never withheld contract terms from TLC and always paid the group what they were owed