Suge Knight Reportedly Fears Portrayal In Lifetime’s Michel’le Biopic
Suge Knight means serious business. He's not playing with anyone slandering his name this time around.
Back in April, it was announced that Lifetime teamed up with Sony Pictures Television and Thinkfactory Media to produce a Michel’le biopic. They have yet to announce an official release date for the biopic, but CEO of Death Row Records, Suge Knight, is giving them a heads up while they’re currently still filming the movie.
Knight's hands may have been tied up with a huge existing legal case in 2015, during the release of Straight Outta Compton, so he didn't have time to clap back at his portrayal in the film, but he will not back down this time around.
Knight is warning the network that he'll sue them for defamation of character if he's portrayed negatively in the biopic. According to TMZ, Knight’s lawyer, J. Tooson said, “Suge has certain rights of privacy that he insists on protecting, and he expects the upcoming 'The Michel'le Story' will honor those rights.”
Knight and Michel’le divorced in 2007, after she went through a very abusive relationship with the producer. He's currently serving time in prison for murder and attempted murder, after running over two men in a fatal hit and run accident.
Lifetime might want to take the opportunity and go back to revise and edit any negative scenes with Knight before they're hit with a serious lawsuit.