What a bastard.
What a bastard.
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If the Houston family knows and did nothing , he's not the worst, THEY are.
Anything for money. Didn't know the Houstons were like the Jack$on$.
There are even professional photographers out there photographing stillborn babies for their bereaved parents- these photographers volunteer their time and material etc.
It is absolutely not uncommon for some people to have a photographic memento.
The difference is selling pictures. Especially such a bad shot that looks like someone was trying to get a shot in a hurry, looks like someone grabbed their cell phone or something to that degree.
But I'm sure the case of a deceased celebrity is very different for anyone involved. I actually do feel very bad for the employees of said funeral home- I'm sure the family had a 'approved by family' list- the employee can't just physically attack people approved by the family who came for the viewing.
Very sad situation. And I sincerely hope (should it be the truth!) that the person suspected of selling this pictures hereby gets the boot and won't be able to go for 'repeats'.
Last edited by Pace,MioDolceCuore; 20-03-2012 at 06:01 AM.
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There goes my breakfast.
If he was receiving emails from concerned fans then why not just contact Gaz directly and any misunderstanding would be quickly resolved.... Oh yeah silly me, I forgot, then there would be no drama.
Anyone know if he is making video statements to Whitney fans denying that he sold the picture?
Last edited by Bonnie Blue; 20-03-2012 at 06:22 PM.
Raffles van Exel doesn't have a good reputation in The Netherlands.
He's known as an artistmanager who, in 2002, tried to organize a concert, a memorial for what happened 9-11-2001 together with Jermaine Jackson. First the location was The Pentagon, then later it became the John F. Kennedy Centre and even president Bush would attend. He named big names, like Madonna, Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson.
The show was big news here, also because a Dutch female singer was invited by Raffles to sing a song at the concert.
TV-show RTL-Boulevard verified with The Pentagon and The White house and they denied involvement with any concert.
The phones in the office of RTL Boulevard were red hot and ,and many e-mails were sent from people who warned for artistmanager Raffles van Exel and called him a pathological liar. He was known for promising people 'golden mountains'.
(I translated this from an article in a Dutch newspaper)
Of course the concert never happened.
And I also found this on Raffles Van Exel:
"20th of November 2009 - Congratulations Raffles!
We are always happy if our staff is even more succesfull. We would like to congratulate Raffles van Exel. He became 50% owner of the Michael Jackson fan club.
What on earth do they mean?
I remember enjoying the interviews he did, which were posted here. Very disappointing knowing of his true character.
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So now that they know this what steps are they going to take in regards to this guy?
Having been on staff when all that happened with the MJJC and Raffles saga I remember it well. Yeah, always had a strange feeling about him. But this is LOW if he did in fact do this to Whitney. Disgusting.
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It seems like the events didn't click in everyone's mind until after the photo was released to the National Enquirer, and it seems the funeral home is acting in a responsible way by continuing to pursue the matter.
Ultimately, the Houstons are the ones who will decide what becomes of him, not the funeral home. It seems to me as though the staff acted to the best of their abilities within the limitations of their profession and did the right thing by informing the Houston family on the matter.