Bobbi Kristina Brown‘s deathbed picture, which was taken while she was being treated at the Peachtree Christian Hospice, was published on the cover of The National Enquirer.

Bobbi Kristina Covers National Enquirer

The picture of Bobbi Kristina on the National Enquirer cover, taken not long before her death on July 26, shows her unconscious and dressed in a hospital gown. Also on the cover of the magazine’s issue was the controversial last picture of Bobbi Kristina’s mother Whitney Houston, which was taken as she lay in her coffin.

The picture of Bobbi Kristina was taken without consent and sold to the highest bidder for $100,000. Both the Houston and Brown families are livid, according to Fox News. “They are indeed exploring legal action if only to find out who did it,” a source told the media outlet.

“The family can sue for invasion of privacy, as well as for trespass for entering the room to take the picture,” entertainment lawyer Julian Chan explained. “They can also sue for intentional infliction of emotional distress, since — as you can imagine — a picture like that especially in a printed magazine [would cause distress].”

“For example, if a doctor took the pictures and sold them to The National Enquirer, that could be a breach of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) and criminal charges might be possible,” Chan added.

Bobbi Kristina was found unconscious in a bathtub in her Atlanta-area home on Jan. 31. She never regained consciousness and died in hospice care late last month. She was buried beside her mother in Westfield, N.J., on Aug. 3.