Documentary on Whitney Houston Claims Singer Was Victim of Child Sex Abuse
A documentary on iconic singer Whitney Houston which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival has alleged that the popular recording artist and performer were sexually abused as a child.
The film directed by Scottish filmmaker Kevin Macdonald and simply titled Whitney claims that The Greatest Love of All singer was abused by her cousin Dee Dee Warwick.
The documentary interviewed Houston’s half-brother, former NBA basketball player Gary Garland-Houston, and Houston’s assistant, Mary Jones, who both spoke about the sexual abuse allegations.
Jones even claims that Houston used to speak of being “molested at a young age” by a woman. They are pointing at Dee Warwick as the culprit.
Dee Dee Warwick was the niece of Houston’s mother. She enjoyed some success as a gospel performer in the early 70s. She is also the younger sister of soul-singing legend Dionne Warwick.
Macdonald spoke about the sensitive topic in a media interview where he shared that he had always suspected that “something was wrong” with Whitney, and that he had an inkling of what may have happened.
The filmmaker added: “That was just an intuition, and then somebody mentioned it off camera to me. They wouldn’t talk about it on camera, but they said Whitney had said that something had happened”
The film features interview with various relatives and friends of Whitney. The documentary is being touted as the “definitive story“ of the legendary singer who became one of the most successful recording artists of all time.
Houston passed away in 2012 at the age of 48 after drowning in a bathtub. Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, died at the young age of 22 three years after her mother’s death. Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive, too, in a bathtub. She was in a coma for six months.