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Whitney Houston's Emmy Award sale blocked by judge

Published 24/06/2016

A judge has blocked the sale of an Emmy Award won by Whitney Houston that the singers family had put up for auction. (AP)
A judge has blocked the sale of an Emmy Award won by Whitney Houston that the singers family had put up for auction. (AP)

A judge has blocked the sale of Whitney Houston's Emmy Award that the late singer's family had put up for auction.

US District Judge Percy Anderson issued a temporary restraining order on Thursday against Heritage Auctions and the pop star's estate, which planned to sell the Emmy.

Houston won the TV award in 1986 for her performance of Saving All My Love for You during the Grammy ceremony.

Anderson's ruling says the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has preliminarily shown it is the owner of the award and is likely to win the case. He set a hearing for July 7 to extend the order.

Heritage Auctions spokesman Eric Bradley said the company would abide by the order.

Houston died in 2012 at age 48.

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