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Whitney Houston's FBI files have been released, revealing that she was likely the target of at least one extortion attempt.
The FBI files show that Houston had received numerous threatening letters throughout her career, before tragically passing away on the eve of the Grammy Awards last year.
In one letter from 1992 Houston received a letter demanding $100,000 to prevent the public release of secrets from her private life. In a subsequent letter she was ordered to pay $250,000 to stop "intimate details" and details of "romantic relationships" from being put into the public domain.
The files also allegedly show that Houston's father, John Houston, did send a confidentiality agreement to someone with an undisclosed amount of money. Shortly after that, the FBI closed the file on the case, according to Digtriad.com.
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In a reflection of her blockbusting hit movie, "The Bodyguard," it is also revealed that Houston had numerous stalkers throughout her career. The files reveal that one male from Vermont wrote to her, confessing his love for the singer. However, the FBI described that the man "might hurt someone with some crazy idea and not realize how stupid an idea it was until after it was done."
The man allegedly sent Houston dozens of letters, and when she did not respond he expressed anger at the star. One letter from the man in the FBI files reads: "I have gotten mad at her a few times. … it scares me that I might come up with some crazy or stupid or really dumb idea that might be as bad or even worse than that… I might hurt someone with some crazy idea … Miss Whitney, why can't you respond to my 70 plus letters? … You probably think I'm crazy. Well, (maybe) I am. I just can't give up. I have to keep trying. I really am in love with you."
Here is a video news report into one of Whitney Houston's final interviews before her death: