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Whitney Houston's Family

Cissy is EXPLOITING

Whitney's Death For Cash

6/10/2012 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Whitney Houston's mom is pulling a Joe Jackson -- cashing in on her child's tragic death ... that's what some family members think of Cissy Houston's plans to write a tell-all book.

Sources close to the Houston family tell TMZ ... Cissy's new publishing deal with Harper-Collins for a memoir is merely a lame attempt to make money -- since Whitney left everything to Bobbi Kristina -- and not at all about honoring the late singer.

One source said the book -- which is slated for release next year -- could also be a PR move for Cissy, claiming ... "She will try to come out looking like the world's greatest mom, when in actuality, she wasn't."

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16.

Meanie    

Well gee... there's a f'g surprise... NOT. Parasites, the whole lot of them. No wonder Whit became a junkie.

803 days ago
17.

Cooley    

Frankly, I would never buy this book and give Cissy my money. CISSY DOESN'T RESPECT WHITNEY'S FANS. REmember when she had the mayor cancel a public memorial that fans were flocking to?? She said she had shared Whitney with the public for years and now the moment was private. Well, Cissy, keep being private. Don't try to get fans' money NOW! You guys even tried to stop fans from congregating outside the church!!! Boycott this woman, people. She's using you and Whitney. #NotFallingForItCissy!

803 days ago
18.

Cooley    

EXCUSE ME, TMZ, I did not see your Kim Kardashian story today? What gives? Waiting....

803 days ago
19.

Jody    

Hello….this has been obvious from the moment she sold the tv rights to the funeral. I have no doubt it was her idea to photograph Whitney in the casket as well.

Some great mom.

803 days ago
20.

Jen    

These celebrities don't become the way they are by accident. It's parents like these that made them turn to drugs in the first place.

803 days ago
21.

Cheryl A.    

HA! Worlds greatest Mom, my ass !

I often wondered why there was never a CPS investigation and why Bobbie was never taken away from her coke head parents.

803 days ago
22.

parlayer    

book will be short, "she was born, turned ho drug addict, she died as a result of her actions". with some death throes called songs in between.

803 days ago
23.

deschl    

if the tabloids, record labels and everyone else is making money off her daughter why shouldn't she, she may just want to tell the true story of her daughter from her perspective and get compensated like everyone else

803 days ago
24.

cjs    

Or maybe she wants to tell it from her point of view before some hack writes about the "real" story.

803 days ago
25.

janet    

I think her mom is doing this so people like her sister in law Pat doesn't take anymore advantage than she already has. She wants to be able to tell her story of her daughter. This so called source is most likely Pat. She has been calling the shots for quite some time. The person who took the picture of Whitney was someone who Pat brought into the cirlcle. Please do not blame this on Bobby Brown. I'm sure Cissy must have heard that one of these leeches was going to write a book so she decided that she would beat them to it. You see Cissy did not financially depend on her daughter like the rest of the vultures.

803 days ago
26.

kevin    

for money why do all these people do this for cash cash is not the answer .. just doing the right thing youll be happy yyyyyy

803 days ago
27.

YouDontSay    

I predict....No sales

803 days ago
28.

Clytemnestra    

I don't see anything wrong with Cissy writing a book and making some money. Why shouldn't she?

803 days ago
29.

dclaire    

and why not? this family has to be held to a higher standard than any other grieving family?? Take these cir***stances out of the sinister light of TMZ and you have biz as usual. If you want to talk exploitation lets talk Opra grabbing Bobbi immediately after Whitney's last breath for a chat. That's desperation / evil

803 days ago
30.

nipples mugee    

Man, what a evil looking woman. Is she looking at the camera or the guy to the left. ???

803 days ago
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