Good. The people behind this travesty should be found and held accountable.
Whitney Houston's family, and in particular mother Cissy, are so distraught over the published photographs of the iconic singer's body in a bag on a gurney being taken out of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where she died on February 11th, that they've asked law enforcement to look into finding the parties held accountable!
Apparently, despite the entire area being on lockdown and secured by the Beverly Hills Police Department, there is a surveillance video from the hallway which depicts a person photographing Houston in the body bag, and the family has asked for an investigation into their identity!
A source explains:
"They need and deserve to know who took the pictures, and if the person profited from it. The hotel employees that talked to the media were fired because they violated hotel policy. They weren't high level employees, but the hotel didn't want anyone to talk about Whitney's tragic death. Whitney's sister-in-law, Pat, spoke with cops that night when she died and with members of the coroner staff. They told her they were going to ensure that no one was going to take a picture of her body on the gurney. The family was so and continues to be so grateful to the Beverly Hills Police Department for everything they have done and the professionalism they have exhibited during the aftermath of Whitney's death. It was naturally heartbreaking to the family when the photo was published, but they trust that the person who took it will ultimately be held accountable."
Well, since the person in question was caught on camera, hopefully it will be easy for the matter to be looked into, and ultimately resolved.
We sincerely hope Whitney's family can continue to grieve and heal as they move past this tremendous loss.
You're all in our thoughts.
[Image via WENN.]
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