Perri ‘Pebbles’ Reid Sues Viacom for Defamation Over TLC Biopic


Former manager of TLC, Perri “Pebbles” Reid, is suing VH1’s parent company Viacom for $40 million over the “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.”

After the film made a successful debut in 2013 on VH1, fans raved about the execution of the legendary girl group’s musical journey. But not everyone was happy about the film’s execution or their portrayal in the film.

According to Page Six reports, Reid claims in Atlanta federal court that the biopic portrays her  “as a conniving and dishonest business woman who hoodwinked three innocent girls and exploited their talent for her own personal gain.”

If you do not recall the details of the movie, Chilli, T-Boz and Left Eye were not properly rewarded for their hard work, and they shared the same lawyers and accountants as their manager Pebbles which created a conflict of interest because their attempts to check their contracts and financials were halted. After selling over 11 million copies of “CrazySexyCool” the ladies filed for bankrupt.

Pebbles, of course, denies the accusations and says she never controlled TLC’s lawyers or accountants, never withheld contract terms and always paid TLC what they were owed. Therefore, she says that Viacom “ignored fundamental canons of journalistic and literary conduct by publishing false and defamatory accusations with actual malice.”

A spokesperson for Viacom declined to comment on the matter, telling the site, “It’s our policy not to comment on matters in litigation.”