KINGSTON, Jamaica – A Chicago lawyer reportedly tried to extort US$250,000 from Whitney Houston in 1992, on the eve of the premiere of “The Bodyguard” movie, the New York Post has reported.

According to the article, the extortion attempt happened when it was rumoured Houston had a lesbian affair with her personal assistant and long-time friend.

It was said to be revealed in “Whitney & Bobbi Kristina: The Deadly Price of Fame” by Ian Halperin.

The book emerges just six months after an alleged drug overdose left Bobbi Kristina, 22, in a coma from which doctors have said she is unlikely to ever regain consciousness.

The Post reported that the lawyer told an FBI agent that the information included “knowledge of intimate details regarding Whitney Houston’s romantic relationships and will go public with the information.”

The report claims that Whitney’s father, John Houston, “settled the matter by sending a confidentiality agreement almost immediately,” although it was “unclear how much money was paid to silence the person and whether he met the initial demand for $250,000.”

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