Whitney Houston's Emmy has been taken off the auction block.
ABC News reported on Wednesday that the late singer's award was caught in a battle between the Television Academy and Heritage Auctions, located in Dallas, Texas. The Television Academy went to court on Wednesday morning to place a restraining order against Heritage Auctions. This was done in an attempt to prevent the award's sale that was scheduled to happen today.
However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson issued a restraining order against Heritage Auctions to temporarily stop their transaction plans.
The Television Academy claims that "If Heritage's highly publicized auction is allowed to go forward, it will undermine the prestige of the Emmy Award and tarnish the Television Academy's reputation, leaving the impression that the highest honor in the television industry is a commodity available for sale to the highest bidder," The Hollywood Reporter writes.
Heritage Auctions has been granted the chance to make a rebuttal for their case before a possible preliminary injunction. The Television Academy has also been asked "to put up a $10,000 bond," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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