Administrator Bedelia Hargrove Sued Pat & Cissy Houston For Not Paying Costs To Run Estate
Exactly four years after Whitney Houston’s death, infighting between the administrator of daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown’s estate and her relatives are threatening to run Brown’s estate into the ground.
That’s according to Brown’s estate administrator Bedelia Hargrove, who sued Brown’s grandmother Cissy Houston and aunt Pat Houston Feb. 4 for “breach of trust,” for not doling out money from Brown’s trust fund to pay the cost of operating the estate, BOSSIP has learned.
The trust is supposed to pay all of Brown’s estate’s expenses, and the Houstons, as co-trustees, have to sign off on any money coming in or going out.
But Pat and Cissy refused to pay a bill unless they thought it was “reasonable,” Hargrove said in her complaint, and as a result, none of the estate’s expenses were paid. Hargrove said she’s insisted to Pat and Cissy that they release the trust money, but the pair haven’t budged. We’ve reached out to Pat for comment, but BOSSIP’s efforts to reach Cissy weren’t successful.
“Respondents are impairing and impeding the proper administration of the estate,” Hargrove wrote in the suit filed in Fulton County Superior Court.
“To date, the respondents have failed and refused to pay any expenses of administration of the estate after proper and repeated demands from the petitioner,” Hargrove added.