Funeral home owner denies releasing Houston photo
The owner of the Newark, N.J., funeral home that handled services for Whitney Houston said the home had nothing to do with a photograph that surfaced showing the singer’s body in an open casket.
Carolyn Whigham of Whigham Funeral Home and two pastors said they know who took the photo that ran in the National Enquirer but aren’t identifying the person. That, they say, is up to the Houston family.
Defending Miss Whigham, the Rev. Ronald Slaughter of nearby St. James AME Church said Thursday that the funeral home “had no role in this shameful betrayal.”
Houston died Feb. 11 in California. She was 48. Miss Whigham said she has determined the photo was taken Feb. 17, a day before the funeral.
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