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Saturday 23 August 2014

Bobby Brown ‘sues tabloid over Houston claims’

Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown is reportedly suing The National Enquirer for $1 million for making false reports he had planned to re-marry his late ex-wife Whitney Houston just before her death.

The 44-year-old former New Edition singer is waging a legal battle against The National Enquirer, the New York Daily News reports.

He apparently filed suit against the publication in Manhattan Federal Court on Monday.

The Enquirer printed a sensational report about the former couple six weeks after Whitney’s 2012 death at the age of 48. The tabloid claimed the pair had reconciled and planned to marry before she passed away.

Bobby was engaged at the time. The March 26, 2012 report alleged he was cheating on his then-fiancée, Alicia Etheredge. The couple went on to marry three months later.

Bobby is seeking a reported $1 million from the publication.

He married Whitney in 1992 and the pair welcomed their daughter, Bobbi Kristina, the following year.

Their marriage was known to be volatile and in 2006 Whitney filed for divorce. The proceedings were finalised the following year. The report of Bobby’s legal filings follows just a week after he turned himself into police on a drink driving conviction stemming from his October arrest in Los Angeles, California.

It was the second time he was apprehended in 2012 for the same of offence, as he was busted previously in March. He was also convicted of DUI in 1996.

He is currently serving a 55-day sentence.

In addition to the time he will spend behind bars, Bobby must complete an 18-month sobriety programme. The star most recently exited rehab in August 2012.

He will remain on probation for four years.

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