The FBI posted a 128 page document on Monday, March 4, on their website detailing an investigation they conducted at the height of Whitney Houston's career from 1988 to 1992 after stalker love letters turned into extortion from obsessed fans in an attempt to blackmail the late singer for money.
The document was released in answer to several requests through the Freedom of Information Act that has revealed a collection of letters, transcribed interviews and a plot to blackmail her.
The FBI became involved in the first incident in March 1986 when an unemployed Vermont resident and U.S. Army veteran wrote 79 letters to Houston and 16 letters to her family saying he had fallen in love with her. In the letters he referred to her as "Miss Whitney" saying she is "the prettyist the loveliest and the most beautiful lady that there is."
Another case was opened by the FBI in December 1992, after Houston's marriage to R&B singer Bobby Brown. According to the documents, an unidentified person extorted the singer for money saying if she didn't pay $250,000 he would reveal details regarding her romantic relationships in either the National Enquirer or on "The Phil Donahue Show." Houston told the FBI in an interview that she considered the man to be a friend of hers and the case was closed after the FBI met the fan who finally realized that doing any of this would "hurt her reputation."
It was in February 1999 when a Dutch fan sent threatening letter and cassette tapes of songs he had written for her. The fan also claimed to be the President of Europe and had purchased Brazil for 66 billion dollars and took credit for the election of Nelson Mandela after the fall of the former South African government.
It was just a couple of years before her death when Houston alerted the FBI again saying she feared for her life.
The FBI documents do not reveal any new insights into Houston's troubled personal life. It was on February 11, 2012 when Houston was found in a bathtub in her room at the Beverly Hills Hotel just before the annual pre-Grammy party hosted by her longtime friend and agent Clive Davis. Houston who died at the age of 48, was deemed by the Los Angeles County Coroner to have died due to an accidental drowning that was contributed to by cocaine use and heart disease.
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