Bobby Brown Slaps National Enquirer With Lawsuit For Claiming He Would Remarry Whitney Houston

Bobby Brown's prerogative is to sue.

Whitney Houston's ex-hubby has filed a lawsuit against the National Enquirer for alleging that the duo had planned to remarry before her tragic death last year.

Brown's rep confirmed to E! News that the 44-year-old R&B star had filed the complaint in Manhattan Federal Court Monday, but had no further comment on the matter.

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However, per court docs obtained by the New York Daily News, Brown was incensed by a March 26, 2012, story the tabloid ran that suggested the New Jack Swinger had been unfaithful to his then-fiance, Alicia Etheredge, by resuming his relationship with Houston.

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As it turned out, the only person Brown ended up swapping vows with was Etheredge, whom he married later that June.

The New Edition singer's suit also names as a defendant the Enquirer's source, Derrick Handspike, a Georgia music-industry executive.

A rep for the National Enquirer was unavailable for comment.

Brown, meanwhile, began last week a four-year probation stint after serving less than a day in a Los Angeles jail resulting from a prior DUI conviction.

--Reporting by Holly Passalaqua

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