The FBI Released Documents Surrounding Whitney Houston Long Rumored Relationship With Robyn Crawford
|The FBI Released Documents Surrounding Whitney Houston|
Long Rumored Relationship With Robyn Crawford
During the height of career in the early 1990s, Houston was reportedly blackmailed in a “successful extortion” resulting in the singer paying up to keep things quiet about her intimate relationship with long-time friend Robyn Crawford.
The heavily redacted 128-page FBI file contains numerous harassing and obsessive letters, including a series of correspondences between Houston’s camp and a party that threatened her.
A Chicago lawyer tried to extort $250,000 from Whitney Houston by threatening to reveal her secret relationship with her personal assistant and longtime friend, Robyn Crawford, citing a FBI report.
Details about the late Grammy award-winning singer’s alleged lesbian affair was revealed in a new book released Monday, titled, "Whitney & Bobbi Kristina: The Deadly Price of Fame”.
According to a new book, “Whitney & Bobbi Kristina: The Deadly Price of Fame,” by Ian Halperin, the extortion plot was based on Houston’s rumored affair with Crawford, who was also her assistant.
The book alleges that Houston’s father, John Houston, feared that Crawford would reveal her love affair to the world, and that he voiced these concerns to Kevin Ammons, Whitney’s former bodyguard.
The book also alleges that John Houston requested that Ammons handle Crawford by any means necessary.
|Whitney Huston And Robyn Crawford|
This incident reportedly occurred in 1992 when Houston married Bobby Brown. On their wedding day, Houston allegedly gifted Crawford with a black Porsche as a “token of their friendship.”
Houston and Crawford’s “friendship” was lightly touched on in the Angela Bassett-produced television film, “Whitney,” starring Yaya DaCosta.
Houston, of course, denied any romance between she and Crawford, who she called the “sister I never had.”
Houston’s mother, Cissy Houston, also hinted at the alleged relationship in her book, “Remembering Whitney.”
“I knew I didn't want Robyn around my daughter, and I told [Whitney] that. There wasn't much I could do though. [Whitney] liked Robyn.
She was past the age when I could forbid her from seeing someone,” Cissy writes. “Kids have a mind of their own when they get older.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, the elder Houston said she would have “absolutely” disapproved of any romance between Crawford and her daughter.
Crawford, who is openly gay, reportedly resigned from Whitney's production company in 2000.
Houston died in February 2011 after an accidental drowning in a bathtub in a hotel room at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.
The Los Angeles County Coroner had said, citing an autopsy report, in 2012, that "effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use" were the reasons for her death.
Her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, was found under similar circumstances in a bathtub at her Atlanta Home on Jan. 31, 2015, following which she has been hospitalized and remains in an unresponsive state.