( 4UMF NEWS ) Whitney Houston Auction Faces Lawsuit:
Fans saving all their money to buy Whitney Houston memorabilia might not get a crack at her 1986 Emmy.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences sued Heritage Auctions in Los Angeles on Wednesday, saying the award is nontransferable and can’t be included in a two-day auction brought by her family starting Friday.
The Emmy was awarded for the late superstar’s Grammys performance of “Saving All My Love for You” and carries a $10,000 starting bid.
The parties are set to square off before a federal judge Thursday afternoon.
“It’s just appalling,” Heritage president Greg Rohan told the Daily News. He said the academy has no proof Houston agreed to always keep her Emmy. The academy, meanwhile, says the award came with a sticker forbidding any sale.
Other awards, along with jewelry, artwork and the wedding gown Houston wore when she tied the knot with Bobby Brown are set to go under the gavel, too.