But now the Federal Bureau has released a cache of 128 pages containing letters, as well as other documents, chronicling incidences with the singer between the years 1988-1992.
In the files released, a long series of handwritten letters are revealed. These love notes come from a "devoted fan," who endlessly confessed his eternal love to the legendary singer. While his letters seemed encouraging for the most part, with messages to "keep smiling," they were persistent in requests for a meeting.
It appears the fan's desperation enlarged the more he attended concerts and the more he sent flowers and letters… all of which were ignored.
"I might hurt someone with some crazy idea and not realize how stupid an idea it was until after it was done."
Eeeee! Too spOOky for us!! No, thank you!!
But that's not even all of it!
In another collection of documents, it is revealed that a woman conducted a huge blackmail plot against Whitney, demanding $100,000 - $250,000 in exchange for secure information regarding Whit's personal life.
This info was said to be extremely sensitive and embarrassing. And apparently Whitney admitted she discussed these matters with the woman, so her father did send a payment to buy her silence.
Now those are just TWO examples from the FBI files. We can only imagine the other disturbing docs that reveal the pains that contributed to her stress.
Whitney died a little over a year ago, her body found in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton. She had been drinking alcohol with prescription drugs.
Though we'll never condone drug use, these files expose the kinds of stress that could possibly explain what aided Whitney's decision to use them as a coping method. As you'll recall, her brother recently expressed his deepest regret for introducing them to her, but something tells us she would have been exposed to them regardless.
In this industry, they're unfortunately easy to come by. Rest in peace, Whitney…
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