Bobby Brown Sues Over National Enquirer Story on Whitney Houston Affair

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The singer's biographer told the publication that he was ready to re-marry his ex before her death in February 2012.

Bobby Brown and his wife Alicia Etheredge-Brown have filed a million dollar defamation lawsuit against American Media and author Derrick Handspike.

An article in The National Enquirer last March stated, "Whitney Houston was set to stun the world by walking down the aisle once again with her badboy ex-hubby Bobby Brown."

The information was sourced to Handspike, who was reported in the article to be a close friend of Brown's and who wrote the book, Bobby Brown the Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But... .

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Now, the Browns are taking National Enquirer's parent company and Handspike to court over the suggestion of an inappropriate affair. The lawsuit was filed on Monday in New York federal court by attorney Christopher Brown.

At the time of the article, Brown was engaged to Etheredge. The two were married in Hawaii last June.

The article quoted Handspike as saying, "Bobby told me, ‘Whitney and me are getting married again.' ... They were planning a small wedding, prob­ably in Las Vegas with just the two of them and their daughter Krissi. ... Bobby told me, ‘The world may have thought we were histo­ry, but the reality is we were never really apart. We’ve never stopped loving each other.'"

Houston, of course, is no longer available to testify as a witness. She died on Feb. 11, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

A spokesperson for American Media wasn't immediately available to comment.