The Pebbles and TLC drama is far from over.
TMZ caught up with the former music executive whose portrayal in the TLC VH1 biopic was far from flattering. Pebbles said, “This unprovoked attack has been extremely upsetting to me and my family.”
Beyond being upset, she says the core issue is that “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story” contains “many false and defamatory statements and scenes about me.”
In spite of the storyline which showed Pebbles as a manipulative and money-hungry woman, the real Pebbles insists she has never cheated anyone and plans to vigorously defend her honor. She says her attorney is already in the process of demanding retractions from VH1.
Then today, Pebbles released a statement, calling the movie’s depiction of her “defamatory” and “false”:
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.
I am extremely proud of the success and massive accomplishments of TLC—the group I discovered, managed, and mentored. I helped push open doors for TLC and other women in this male dominated industry. My sacrifices ultimately opened the door for not only a new wave of female performers in this industry but also a new generation of female executives. That backdrop makes the movie extremely personally upsetting to me.
TELL US: Do you think T-Boz and Chili will respond? Does Pebbles’ reaction make you question the validity of the VH1 documentary?