On Wednesday, The National Enquirer published a cover photo of Bobbi Kristina Brown, lying in bed at Peachtree Christian Hospice center in Georgia. The daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown is shown unconscious, in a hospital gown.
A source close to the family tells FOX411 “the families are livid” about the photo, which was reportedly auctioned off for more than $100,000.
“They are indeed exploring legal action if only to find out who did it,” the insider said.
According to the insider, after the photo was first reported to have been snapped, all of the Browns –except for Bobby— were prohibited from visiting the daughter of the late Whitney Houston. Whoever took the photo was one of the few on the approved visitor list at the hospice center, the insider explained.
The 22-year-old died July 26 in hospice care, about six months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Atlanta home.
The National Enquirer also ran photos of Bobbi Kristina’s casket and her family at the funeral.
When Houston passed away three years ago, The National Enquirer pulled a similar stunt and ran a photo of Houston in her casket at her funeral, sparking outrage. For their latest issue, the tabloid reprinted the years-old photo of Houston in her casket alongside the hospice center snap of Bobbi Kristina.