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Whitney Houston

Family Sells Funeral Footage

To "Benefit Bobbi Kristina"

2/20/2012 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Whitney Houston
's "home going" ceremony has turned into a money maker for her Estate -- which very quietly struck a deal to sell the video of the funeral.

Here's how it went down ... Associated Press provided a live pool feed of the funeral to media outlets around the world (including TMZ) on Saturday -- but everyone had to pull the footage 24 hours later. Why?

A rep for the family confirms the family has now "agreed to license footage to several media outlets." The rep says the family is charging "customary fees" to ... "help maximize the estate for the benefit of Bobbi Kristina."

For the record ... TMZ is not one of the chosen ones.

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16.

b    

This pathetic crack whore didn't have money for her 1 kid. What a waste of life. I work 60-80 hours a week and my kids have no worries. Who is holding the $ Daddy Clive?

889 days ago
17.

Coochiepoot    

just like the jackson family. make money off their own dead child.

889 days ago
18.

enoughalready    

what took them so long. The waited almost a whole day. Nothing but diva greed in that family. No wonder Whitney got lost in drugs.

889 days ago
19.

Doug    

Sounds like Bobbi meeds to get a real job now. Mommy isn't here to support you anymore and papa; well he's worthless.

889 days ago
20.

the sea    

Just what the kid needs...more money. She'd be better off broke and getting a job so she won't have time to party.

889 days ago
21.

Sunshine    

Wow I thought that they had more class than the Jackson's.

889 days ago
22.

rdhmommy    

WOW...this sickens me.

889 days ago
23.

1uniquemonique    

"help maximize the estate for the benefit of Bobby Kristina."

The bitch was so broke, the family is selling her burial. You can probably watch it free on Youtube.

889 days ago
24.

Just Reading    

Hmmm. Well that explains why the service isn't posted anywhere (aka YouTube). There is a demand. Not everyone had four hours to spend watching the service but would like to view it. As for the estate...hopefully they get an objective conservator to administer whatever assets come in to ensure the mother and daughter are taken care of versus "taken in."

889 days ago
25.

sandy     

Sooo sad, This morning, the Houston family began putting her costumes from movies up for auction!! And now, they entered into a contract to sell funeral footage!!! She was only buried yesterday and within 24 hrs their making deals?? Disgraceful! They're vultures!

889 days ago
26.

1uniquemonique    

They should be negotiating movie rights!!! That's where the money is!!!

889 days ago
27.

The Love Sponge    

Whitney is dead and gone. Who else cares about the rest of the ghetto trash on video?

889 days ago
28.

Phreaky    

Well how else is she supposed to buy crack?

889 days ago
29.

Nina    

Whitney poor girl-- money still being made off her. sick.
The girl was just buried three days ago. Tacky. Bobbi needs
a normal life, a normal family, education, peace but foremost rehab....then a job. She just can't go bopping
around. What is going on in regards to Whitney is disgusting? Now I understand.

889 days ago
30.

Kevin    

This is a bit of a non-story though really isn't it? Obviously somebody has to own the copyright to the footage, and it's perfectly standard to license footage on this basis.

889 days ago
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