Suge to Lifetime Don't Trash Me ... Or Else

7/19/2016 12:50 AM PDT

Suge Knight to Lifetime: Don't Trash Me ... Or Else

EXCLUSIVE

Suge Knight's lawyer is firing off warning letters to the folks at Lifetime ... trash talk me in my ex's biopic film and it'll cost you big.

Suge's lawyer, J. Tooson, tells TMZ his warning is simple ... Suge has certain rights of privacy that he insists on protecting, and he expects the upcoming "The Michel'le Story" will honor those rights. The lawyer also warns producers not to defame him.

The movie's currently in production ... though Lifetime's yet to set a release date.

As for why Suge didn't go after "Straight Outta Compton" ... Tooson tells us he's had his hands full with Suge's 2015 murder case and lawsuit against Chris Brown

Stay tuned.