Funeral Home Owner: We Did NOT Leak Whitney Houston Casket Photo


The owner of the funeral home that took care of Whitney Houston’s burial strongly denies accusations that she or her staff was responsible for leaking a photo of the late singer in an open casket.

That picture wound up on the cover of the National Enquirer.

Carolyn Whigham says she’s “horrified” by speculation that Whigham Funeral Home is to blame for the Enquirer obtaining the shot of Houston and using it to sell magazines.

“We did not take that photo. We did not sell the photo. We would never do something like that,” Whigham assured the New York Daily News.

She says she’s “devastated” the picture got out and is appalled by rumors that she had anything to do with it.

“Whitney was a friend,” says Whigham. “I’m the one who flew to Los Angeles and got Whitney from the coroner’s office. I did everything to protect her.”

Whigham says Houston’s body was accompanied by security personnel at all times, except during the family’s private viewing last Friday.

“They were there 24 hours a day. They slept there with her. She was never alone, anywhere,” explains Whigham.

While it’s not know how the photograph got leaked, the National Enquirer has rightly been blasted for its decision to publish the shot of Houston.

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