The owner of Whigham Funeral Home that handled Whitney Houston’s service last month, held a press conference Friday denying anyone from the home took the casket photo of Whitney Houston that was published on the front of the National Enquirer in February.
Carolyn Whigham and two local pastors said they know who took the photo but they would not identify the person. “It’s up to the Houston family to release the name,” said the Rev. Jethro James, pastor of Paradise Baptist Church. They said the picture was taken the day before the funeral.
Ms. Whigham wants retractions and apologies from those who suggested either she or one of the employees took the picture and then sold it. “I want to clear my name and my funeral home,” said Whigham, who said she had received dozens of vicious and threatening emails and was also spit on following what Slaughter called “false and unsubstantiated rumors.”
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