WHITNEY Houston was sexually abused as a toddler by a Dionne Warwick’s youthful sister, relations have claimed in a brand new documentary.
Whitney, directed by Scottish filmmaker Kevin Macdonald alleges Houston’s cousin, the soul singer Dee Dee Warwick, abused her, in line with studies.
The movie debuted on the Cannes Movie Pageant and options interviews with a number of of Houston’s family members and closest buddies.
Two of them, Houston’s half-brother, the previous NBA basketball participant Gary Garland-Houston, and her assistant, Mary Jones, make the allegations in opposition to Warwick.
Within the documentary, Ms Jones mentioned she recalled Houston saying: “Mary, I used to be [abused] too. It was a lady.”
Requested who it was, she mentioned Houston replied: “It was Dee Dee Warwick.”
Ms Jones mentioned the singer by no means instructed her mum Cissy Houston in regards to the abuse as a result of she felt “ashamed”.
Warwick is the youthful sister of soul singing icon Dionne Warwick and was the niece of Houston’s mom.
She loved a profitable profession as a soul singer within the 1960s and 70s however by no means matched the heights of her extra illustrious sister.
Dee Dee died on the age of 63 in 2008.
Houston struggled with drug and alcohol dependancy all through her life.
She accidently drowned in a Beverly Hills resort bathtub 2012 after taking cocaine.
Her premature dying aged 48 was the end result of a tragic life.
Houston ended her unstable 15-year marriage to singer Bobby Brown in 2007.
Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, suffered the same destiny to her mom.
She was discovered unresponsive in a bath and spent six months in a coma earlier than dying in 2015 on the age of 22.
The Warwick household has been contacted for remark.
Whitney shall be launched in UK and US cinemas on 6 July.
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