Judge Bars Fan From Contacting Singer - Associated Press
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - A New York City woman who believes Whitney
Houston is her "supernatural reincarnated mother" and has sent her gifts
including underwear, a makeup kit and a four-tiered cake has been barred by a judge from
contacting the singer.
Superior Court Judge Kenneth C. MacKenzie issued a temporary restraining order Thursday
against Desiree D. Weeks, 36, in response to a lawsuit filed by Houston, who lives in
Weeks began sending rambling letters to Houston's management company, Nippy Inc. of Fort
Lee, in August, calling Houston "Mommy" and her "supernatural reincarnated
"Every chance I get I make it known I belong to Queen Whitney Houston ," Weeks
wrote in one letter.
Weeks called Houston's 7-year-old daughter, Bobbi Brown, her "little sister" and
Houston's mother, Cissy Houston, "Nana," Houston attorney Thomas Weisenbeck
Weeks sent Houston a bra and underwear, a makeup kit, Valentine's Day candy and the cake,
with plates and utensils, Weisenbeck said.
The letters were postmarked with various return addresses in the
Bronx. A letter dated Aug. 6 came from the Bronx Psychiatric Center.
MacKenzie's order, which will be reviewed again on March 22, bans
Weeks from contacting Houston, her husband, singer Bobby Brown; their daughter, Houston's
mother or employees at Nippy. Weeks was not present at the hearing.
MacKenzie has issued two restraining orders in the past at Houston's request, one
involving a Jersey City man who believed he had two children with Houston and another
against a New York man who believed he was Houston's brother.
Houston has sold millions of records and is one of the world's most successful recording
artists. She has also starred in such films as "The Bodyguard" and "Waiting
NEWSFILE: 3 MARCH 2000