What would you do for $500 000?
According to gossiponthis it may well be no coincidence that Whitney Houston‘s ex husband’s husband, Bobby Brown‘s sister Tina Brown has a full inside layout feature dedicated to her courtesy of the National Enquirer which published leaked images of Whitney Houston’s casket. The feature simply titled ‘I did crack with Whitney!’ (does it get any more shocking than this?) offers an inside expose of the debauched affairs of Whitney Houston in a crack den with Tina Brown by her side on various occasions.
And there were no shortages of adventures.
The interview goes on to say that “A drug dealer had called Bobby and said, ‘Come get your wife. I’m sick of this bitch. She’s in here peeping out the windows and doing all kinds of s–t in the house.’”
Tina learned Whitney had been in the drug den for days giving orders to dealers and drug buyers, telling some to leave, telling others where to sit, seeing demons, thinking she was under surveillance. It became too much for the dealer. “Bobby and security had to go get her,” said Tina.
Reflects Tina: “Hey, I was using and she was paying. It was free.”
Rumored to have been paid off $500 000 by the tabloid for the insider images one can presuppose that Tina Brown will now have ample cash to indulge in her ‘hobby,’ should she be in the mood.
And what on basis does gossiponthis tie the knots that the leaker was Tina Brown (never mind the conspicuous feature done on her pursuant to the release of leaked images)?
In 2006, she leaked a series of private photos of Whitney Houston’s bathroom (allegedly) that were sent to UK tabloid The Sun, which supposedly showed that Houston had been cooking what is known as “freebase cocaine,” or in more common terms, “crack cocaine,” in her bathroom.
When later asked about her rumored crack use, Houston told Dianne Sawyer in a now-famous interview, “Crack is cheap. I make too much money to ever smoke crack. Let’s get that straight. Okay? We don’t do crack. We don’t do that. Crack is whack.”
Indeed crack is whack, but when in the mood what’s good for the goose is good for the gander…
As reported yesterday Caroline Whigham, Whigham funeral home’s director had publicly gone out to say that the photos were most likely taken on the 17th and February (the day before the funeral). How she came upon this information and the identity of the leaker (as she has asserted) has yet to be publicly revealed. Although Ms Whigham at the same time let it be known that she has let the Houston family know all the particulars but as of press is stymied that Houston family has publicly declined to exonerate the Whigham funeral home. This more than likely being to save face and humiliation that the leak had come from inside the Houston clan when Cissy, the matriarch of the Houston clan had adamantly insisted all along that it the funeral home itself that had released said images.
Time will tell if Tina Brown will accept responsibility for the leaks or whether in fact the funeral home may choose to leak the presumed identity of the leaker to the press.