Pebbles Alleges ‘Malice’ and ‘Hoodwinking’ in $40 Million TLC Movie Lawsuit

Perri "Pebbles" Reid says Viacom, parent of VH1, failed to exercise journalist integrity and practiced "actual malice" with its release of "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story."

In a suit filed in Atlanta federal court this week, Pebbles claims that the movie and its incorrect portrayal of her is worthy of a $40 million payout in her favor.

"Reid claims in Atlanta federal court that the 2013 VH1 movie portrays her “as a conniving and dishonest business woman who hoodwinked three innocent girls and exploited their talent for her own personal gain," reports PageSix. "An R&B singer who has herself 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."

News of the lawsuit is not exactly new. Pebbles promised that she would take action during an interview with Wendy Williams in 2013.

"All options are on the table because you said it was a true story. You told the public this and you made hate campaigns start against me," Pebbles said of VH1.