Monday, March 4, 2013

FBI release reveals that Whitney Houston was blackmailed

FBI Documents have been released that reveal someone had blackmailed and extorted Whitney Houston into paying $250,000 to keep quiet about details of her private life.


The documents reveal that the FBI had investigated a purported extortion attempt against Houston that ultimately led to no charges after the diva's camp apparently coughed up some dough.

In a Dec. 3, 1992, memorandum marked "extortion" that was sent to Houston's New Jersey-based management company, Nippy Incorporated.

The lawyer upped that amount to $250,000 in a successive letter that stipulated the woman had "intimate details regarding [the superstar's] romantic relationships." 

So who was this person that blackmailed and extorted Whitney Houston? Evidently charges were never filed and the FBI decided not to pursue the case. But why? It seems like a pretty clear case of extortion.  These blackmailers are the scum of the earth and need to be publicly shamed and criminally prosecuted. The name of the person who did this should be revealed, at the very least.

Blackmail and extortion seems to happen quite frequently and we've noticed something interesting: 50% of the time it's categorized as a terrible crime and the person is arrested and sent to jail, and the other 50% of the time, the blackmailer is paid off and it's just treated as any every-day business deal. In Whitney Houston's case, for some reason it didn't rise to the level of a crime in authority's eyes. But what about the guy that tried to do the same exact thing to David Letterman? He was arrested and sent to jail. Lawyer Gloria Allred has made a living out of extorting people for money and she's very public about it. Instead of being arrested, she makes a career out of it and is considered a legitimate attorney.

We see no difference in any case of blackmail or extortion. If a person is threatening to release embarrassing information until they are paid, that's extortion, whether it's done through a lawyer or not, and they need to be held accountable for their despicable actions.

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