Whitney Houston’s only Emmy award may soon be up for auction unless the Television Academy gets their way.
Heritage Auctions plans on offer the Newark native’s 1986 Emmy statuette — which she won for a Grammys performance — to the highest bidder on Friday.
However, the Academy says not so fast! Earlier this week top brass at the Emmys put in a request for a restraining order against the auction company in order to halt the sale, according to a TMZ report.
The late singer’s estate wants to sell off the trophy, but according to the Academy, winners must sign an agreement that their heirs or successors must “return the statuette to the Academy, and we hold it in storage in memory of the recipient.”
Heritage told the gossip site that the “I Will Always Love You” hit maker never signed such an agreement and they will move forward with the sale — which is expected to fetch upwards of $10,000.