Million Dollar Demand...
JAWN'S JUICE PREVIEW: Bobby Brown Says No Money, No
My Prerogative: Whitney Houston
made international headlines in 2002 when she told Diane Sawyer, “show me
the receipts,” after being asked about her cocaine addition. Now her husband
Bobby Brown will likely make headlines of his own, only his catch phrase is
borrowed from the film Jerry Maguire. “Show me the money!” That’s what Brown
told The National Enquirer senior reporter Patricia Shipp when she phoned
him in room 337 at St. James’s Club in Antigua.
Shipp phoned Brown to see if he’d chat on the record with America’s favorite
tabloid about the story in the April 25 issue of The National Enquirer about
his sexual escapades in Antigua with other women, while Houston is in rehab
at Antigua’s Crossroads Centre. “He told me that he would talk to me if I
paid him $1 million,” said Shipp, laughing.
Brown stressed to Shipp that the interview had to take place face-to-face.
He also wanted cash. “He said absolutely no checks” she added.
Shipp, who broke news in 2001 about Rev. Jesse Jackson’s fathering a child
out of wedlock, told the “My Prerogative” singer: "Bobby, come on. What
could you possibly say that is worth $1 million?"
Could you imagine her trying to get through international security at the
airport with a suitcase full of that amount of money?
The National Enquirer article detailing Brown’s alleged rendezvous with a
19-year-old Antiguan waitress named Samara Emmanuel is on newsstands now.
The issue also features photos of a disheveled Houston, just before she
entered the rehabilitation center.
NEWSFILE: 19 APRIL 2005