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Whitney Houston Estate

Suing to Get Whitney's Stuff Back

5/8/2014 7:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0508-whitney-houston-01Whitney Houston's personal belongings are being held hostage by the company that sold her New Jersey home ... so claims her estate in a new lawsuit.

According to court documents obtained by TMZ, the Houston estate contracted CPMG Mendham, LLC to sell Houston's New Jersey home in December 2013, with the sale being completed in February 2014. They claim the deal was for the house only and not any of the belongings inside.

But according to the estate, CPMG has repeatedly denied them access to the home to remove Houston's things ... which they say includes a baby grand piano, a jukebox, valuable paintings, home furnishings, and other items.

The estate says CPMG has gone so far as to have the locks on the house changed and the gates chained shut.

The estate is asking to get Houston's stuff immediately, plus receive damages.

Attempts to reach CPMG were unsuccessful.

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6one9    

Someone needs to step UP here!!!

Something IS `` OFF!!

113 days ago
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*Who Carez Bitch*    

How does TMZ even obtain these so called court do***ents???? Do they hold everyone in there at gun point LMFAO SMFH...

113 days ago
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JGB    

TMZ - Your Verizon video ad that we are forced to watch before accessing your site is beyond annoying.

113 days ago
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Sheldon Siegel    

What's the hurry? Does crack have a shelf life?

113 days ago
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Eileen    

Why didn't they clean the house out before they sold it? It's called common sense. You rent a pod. You place the items in the pod. The pod is sent to wherever you want it. This is what people do when they sell a house.

113 days ago
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GospelTruth    

They feel they're dealing with some dumb -bunnies but...they gon learn today!!!

113 days ago
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Clytemnestra    

Ever notice how many people never return calls from TMZ? It seems most people don't call these vultures back. Smart move. Aspiring rappers do, but they are the nobodies TMZ features.

113 days ago
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1uniquemonique    

Wouldn't it have been common sense to remove the items BEFORE putting the property up for sale? Have they ever heard of putting items in storage. The people who control Whitney's estate do not have any brains.

113 days ago
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Grobzugig    

A Huston insider told me that the Estate is petitioning to get Whitney exhumed. They feel if they shake the casket some loose change could fall out.

113 days ago
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dontworryaboutit    

they musta hit the crack mother load

113 days ago
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zombie    

So why didn't the dipsh! Ts clear out the house PRIOR to the sale? If they cared so much for the beloved contents, they would have gotten them and perhaps spent a dime on a storage facility until the family decided who gets what. If they wanted furniture in the house to attract buyers, use a staging company to put some junk in. You have to spend $ to make $.

113 days ago
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Doodlebug    

That house probably has crack residue all over the walls not healthy to breath

113 days ago
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Sioux City Boy    

Apparently the "new" owner is selling the place with all the personal effects: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2014/02/09/whitney-houston-nj-home-for-sale/5349501/

113 days ago
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J5236    

Geez, just return the items

113 days ago
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Bkshorti    

Come on Whitney has been gone for how many years, let it b.

113 days ago
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