Perry “Pebbles” Reid responds to portrayal in TLC biopic, threatens lawsuit
Recently VH1 aired CrazySexyCool, the biopic based on the hit female R&B trio TLC. The film addressed a lot of things, including the group’s in-fighting, the internal, personal struggles of the members, and of course, their money problems.
Although TLC’s money issues have been well-documented, this was the first time we saw a dramatization of what happened. Former R&B singer Perry “Pebbles” Reid, who discovered and managed the group when they first started out, was not portrayed positively, and as a result, viewers attacked Reid on social media. As might be expected, Reid took to Twitter to defend herself and is now threatening to sue T-Boz, Chilli and VH1 if retractions aren’t made. Reid released this statement earlier today:
First I want to thank all of you for the well wishes and prayers. I apologize for the delay in responding to the movie, but I wanted to gather my thoughts. I have always been a private person and this unprovoked attack has been extremely upsetting to me and my family. I have needed time to spend with my family and for personal reflection.
The movie contains many false and defamatory statements and scenes about me. Please know that I have never cheated or mislead anyone. I will defend my reputation, accomplishments, and character. My attorney is in the process of demanding a retraction of the false and defamatory statements and scenes about me from VH1.
My silence has empowered individuals looking for a payday at my expense. I have held my peace for 20 years and it’s time the truth comes out. I will be sharing my story in the appropriate venue at the appropriate time. With all my heart I thank you for your faithful support…
Reid goes on to say that she is “extremely proud of the success and massive accomplishments of TLC, and notes how she helped “push open doors for TLC and other women in this male dominated industry.”
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