The search for who leaked the open-casket photo of Whitney Houston to The National Enquirer is over.
This comes from Carolyn Whigham, who owns and runs Whigham Funeral Home —where Whitney’s body was before the service — who revealed at a press conference Thursday that she and two local pastors are aware who the slipped the photo to the tabloid.
“It’s up to the Houston family to release the name,” said the Rev. Jethro James, pastor of Paradise Baptist Church.
Whigham demanded apologies from media that claimed or suggested that she or one of her staff were the culprit. “I want to clear my name and my funeral home,” she said.
She said that only three people saw the body: Herself, her daughter (a certified funeral director) and the funeral home’s manager. The rest of the people, she stressed, were employed by Whitney’s company Nippy, Inc., and she said these were people she had never seen before. She also said they slept at the Funeral Home.