Pebbles, former manager to super group TLC, has finally spoken out about the new biopic that chronicles the rise and fall of award-winning trio. The movie’s depiction of Pebbles as the money-hungry manager who left the members of the group bankrupt has created a firestorm in the world of social media, leaving Pebbles on the receiving end of ridicule, jokes and outright hate.

Although she has yet to take to the airwaves to express her concerns about the film, Pebbles has just released the following statement below:

Statement from Perri Reid pka Pebbles
Regarding CRAZYSEXYCOOL: THE TLC STORY

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.

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