Chili Said She Had Abortion Payment Removed From TLC Biopic For Teen Son’s Sake
TLC’s Chili has admitted under oath that her ex-boyfriend Dallas Austin demanded details of him paying $300 for her to get an abortion be removed from the VH1 movie about the band.
And Chili said that the network conceded to him by removing all mentions of the payment in the final cut.
Chili’s revelation came out during her deposition in former manager Perri Reid aka Pebbles $40 million lawsuit against Viacom, which claims she was defamed by how the TV movie “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” portrayed her.
Pebbles explained in docs that the film showed her “as a conniving and dishonest business woman who hoodwinked three innocent girls and exploited their talent for her own personal gain.” Further, she said that contrary to what the film showed, she never controlled the band’s lawyers and always paid the girls what they were due
Viacom fired back at the allegations they defamed Pebbles. In the docs they state that based on their knowledge, the portrayal of Pebbles was accurate and they did not act with malice when making the film. They demanded her $40 million dollar lawsuit be dismissed.
T-Boz and Chili were then dragged into the lawsuit, with their former manager Pebbles filing docs stating she was going to depose the women and grill them about the film and how they portrayed her in the movie.
Then on September 23rd, Chili’s deposition in the case was filed, which revealed scandalous details about the heartbreaking abortion she had when pregnant with Dallas Austin’s child.
According to the depo, the lawyer grilling Chili asked her if she had an abortion with Dallas Austin’s baby. The singer explained that she did have one and her ex-boyfriend did indeed pay $300 for the procedure.
However, she explained that Dallas had demanded the details of him paying her the money be removed from the final cut of the film. Chili said that Dallas didn’t want this to be film because he feared the reaction of his now 18-year-old son with Chili and others.
Chili stated that she understood his concern and also didn’t want her baby daddy cast in a negative light if their son saw the film. She said Dallas raised the issue with Viacom and VH1 and they all had a conversation prior to the film being released. She said network execs agreed to remove the details of him paying for the procedure from the final cut of the film.
The singer admitted that if Dallas had taken issue with the film showing him cheating with various women, she would not have conceded in removing those details because that was real life. She claimed she only heard him out about the abortion scene due out of concern for her son.