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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Did Whitney Houston improperly use her dad's life insurance proceeds?

Houston_whitneySinger Whitney Houston is involved in lawsuit regarding the proceeds of her dad's (John Houston) life insurance policy.

John died in 2003 naming Whitney as the beneficiary of a $1 million life insurance policy.  According to the lawsuit, Whitney was supposed to use $723,000 of the proceeds to pay off the mortgage on John's condominium which is still occupied by John's wife (Whitney's step-mother).  The stepmother also claims that the balance of the proceeds should be paid to her.

The legal basis for the stepmother's claims is unclear.

See AP, Stepmother sues singer Whitney Houston over condo, life insurance money, Newsday.com, Dec. 17, 2008.

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