Lawsuit Thrown Out...
Father’s lawsuit against Houston
By Jeannette Walls with Ashley Pearson
Updated: 2:56 a.m. ET April 12, 2004
Finally, some good news for Whitney Houston.
A New Jersey superior court judge has thrown out the $100 million lawsuit
filed by the singer’s late father against the troubled diva.
John Russell Houston sued his daughter for breach of contract in 2002.
“You get your act together, honey,” he once said from his hospital bed,
“and you pay me the money that you owe me. If you do that, you haven’t got
John Houston died last year — Whitney skipped his funeral — but the
lawsuit was pursued by his business associate, John Skinner, who is also a
convicted Newark drug dealer and who once claimed on “Dateline” that he
had supplied Whitney Houston with drugs.
Houston’s rep had no comment and Skinner couldn’t be reached for comment.
12 APRIL 2004