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Whitney Houston has filed a countersuit against her stepmother Barbara Houston for $1.6 million, claiming she owes her money for failing to make mortgage, tax, and condo fee payments for the Fort Lee, New Jersey home where she has lived since 1987. Barbara Houston’s initial 2008 lawsuit accused the 45-year-old superstar, who issued the condo mortgage loan, of improperly keeping proceeds from her husband John Houston’s $1 million insurance policy after his 2003 death. Whitney Houston’s attorney says Barbara is not a poor, elderly widow and that Whitney Houston should not have to subsidize her living expenses. But Barbara Houston’s lawyer says there was a verbal understanding that the condo belonged to his client.