Judge blocks planned sale of Whitney Houston’s Emmy Award


LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has blocked the sale of Whitney Houston’s Emmy Award that the late singer’s family had put up for auction.

U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson issued a temporary restraining order 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’s 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 says the company would abide by the order.

Houston died in 2012 at age 48.

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