The respected owner of Whitney Houston's funeral home said Friday she's "devastated" a photo of the singer in her open casket appeared on the cover of the National Enquirer.
Carolyn Whigham wants fans to know her family-run business did not sell the now notorious image and that she's “horrified” by accusations her close-knit staff is to blame, she told the Daily News.
“We did not take that photo. We did not sell the photo. We would never do something like that,” the second-generation CEO of the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, N.J., said.
“Whitney was a friend,” she continued. “I’m the one who flew to Los Angeles and got Whitney from the coroner’s office. I did everything to protect her.”