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After weeks of controversy and being slammed on Twitter, Perri “Pebbles” Reid is finally responding to allegations made in  VH1’s TLC biopic that she cheated the ’90s super group out of millions of dollars.

As previously reported by NewsOne, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story aired Monday, October 21 and scored 4.5 million viewers, breaking the record for most watched original cable movie in 2013. Pebbles was depicted throughout the film as jealous, vindictive and manipulative in the film.

Read Pebbles’s response below:

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.

As previously reported by NewsOne, Pebble’s daughter Ashley Reid defended her mother against the allegations on Twitter.

After a series of tweets voicing her displeasure with the film, which she claims is a false representation of her mother, Reid directly tweeted Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas what some on Twitter perceived to be a threat.

See tweets below:


Did The TLC Biopic Portray Pebbles Fairly?

Twitter Reacts To ‘CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story’

Pebbles also tweeted that she was dealing with the alleged lies in the film, but Chilli insists that they told the truth:

“It’s not surprising to be she’s doing what she’s doing. But at the end of the day, I know, my group member knows we told the truth. We didn’t lie,” she said.

Stopping by “The Big Tigger Show” on Atlanta’s V-103, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Chilli also addressed Crystal Jones, the original member of TLC who was cut from the group before they achieved success, who has also claimed the movie was false.

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