LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Whitney Houston’s FBI files have been published online detailing an alleged extortion attempt years earlier. Whitney Houston’s FBI files also reveal threats against the singer during taping of “The Bodyguard”.
The most notable of the Whitney Houston’s FBI cases concerns a communication between Houston and a person in 1992. At the time, Houston was appearing in The Bodyguard with Kevin Costner. Houston was being pursued by an alleged stalker, not only on screen in The Bodyguard, but also in real life.
The male was a resident of Vermont and professed his “love” for Houston. The male sent seventy nine letters. He also sent letters to Houston’s family members. “I might hurt someone with some crazy idea…” he wrote in one letter. He threatened to take some purportedly details to the “National Enquirer” or on “The Phil Donahue Show”.
He was ultimately interviewed by FBI agents on June 8, 1988 after he wrote John Houston, Whitney’s father a series of correspondences. No criminal arrest was made, however.
Another FBI file referenced a male who pursued allegedly extortion attempts for $250,000. The person was a purported friend of Houston’s at the time. Houston reported the conduct as an alleged extortion. FBI agents did not agree. The person wrote that he had alleged offers “in the six figures range” to go public with his story. He wrote Houston he would “expect a similar offer from you” not to grant the interview.