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Whitney Houston's FBI file shows exortion attempt, crazy fan letters

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Whitney Houston rest in peace? Not quite yet. Not since the press got a hold of her official FBI file, which was released on a Freedom of Information Act request, USA Today reports.

Among the findings in the 128 pages: an extortion case in which Houston paid off someone with hush money (though no one was ever prosecuted.)

The payoff was to prevent the release of "certain details" of the late singer's "private life" and ultimately demanded $250,000 to make it all go away. The eventual amount of the payoff was blacked out in the file, USA Today says.

Also in the FBI file: looney tune fan mail. My favorite is this one:

"Over the past 17 months, I have sent ... 66 letters to Miss Whitney. ... I have been to 9 of Miss Whitney's concerts and I have tried to give her flowers twice at the concerts. ... When I first fell in love with Miss Whitney Houston I tried to ignore what I felt towards her. After 5 months I had to do something so I started writing letters. I have tried to stop writing the letters and to give up twice but after a few weeks I had to start writing again."

The writer continues: "I have gotten mad at her a few times. ... it scares me that I might come up with some crazy or stupid or really dumb idea that might be as bad or even worse than that... I might hurt someone with some crazy idea."

Houston died Feb. 11, 2012 in a guest room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

[Last modified: Monday, March 4, 2013 3:04pm]


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