Whitney Houston’s Family Granted Access to Locked Up Belongings

County sheriff can use forcible entry if necessary, judge rules.

The estate of Whitney Houston, which claims being locked out of the late singer’s Mendham Township mansion and unable to retrieve belongings, has been granted access by a judge.

According to nj.com, Judge Donald Coburn in Morristown gave the county sheriff access to enter the former Houston home and by force if necessary.

A lawsuit was filed by Marion Houston, the sister-in-law of Whitney Houston, earlier this month against CPMG Mendham LLC and the home’s new owners, claiming requests to retrieve the belongings still inside the mansion were denied.

There are 91 items being sought by Houston’s estate, the report said, including a Porsche, baby grand piano and paintings. 

Lugnuts May 17, 2014 at 06:48 AM
Yeah it is really ridiculous......normally all items of the current owner are removed before the new owner takes ownership. Why should the new owner have to put up with these people coming pack to pick up there stuff. I would have never closed until all the junk was removed.
Chuck Ruff May 17, 2014 at 09:04 AM
Lugnuts, why don' you try reading the articles. The estate was locked up before the Houston family was even notified that a sale had gone through. They didn't have to close since they hired the firm to handle the sale. It's entirely reasonable to leave the belongings in the house while it is on the market, since an empty house does not show well. A real estate agent will always advise you not to clear out the house until it is sold. Furthermore, an investment firm bought the house, so no one is living there who would be inconvenienced by the family taking the belongings.
Ben Dover May 17, 2014 at 04:37 PM
Her gold Plated Crack Pipe
Chatham Resident Too May 18, 2014 at 10:50 AM
Who cares


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »