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Whitney Houston Documentary Unveils Official Trailer, Set For July Release

Whitney Houston Documentary Unveils Official Trailer, Set For July Release

Whitney Houston was sexually abused as a child by her cousin, her family have claimed in a new documentary on the late singer. (Houston would have been a toddler at the time.) The claim is supported by Houston's assistant Mary Jones (often referred to as "Aunt Mary"), who says the singer spoke of being "molested at a young age" by a woman.

Houston's longtime assistant and confidant Mary Jones said Houston named Warwick as the perpetrator.

Robyn has never confirmed or denied the allegations about her relationship with the "I Will Always Love You" singer, but their friendship did abruptly end shortly before Houston's death. Cissy Houston would tour often, and leave her kids with family members or friends.

Gary Houston, Whitney's half-brother, also said he was sexually abused between the age of seven and nine by a female family member, in the documentary. Houston died in a bathtub at the Beverly Hills Hotel in February 2012, aged 48.

His decision to name her abuser as soul musician Dee Dee Warwick, Whitney's cousin and the sister of Dionne Warwick, was reached after having consulted with experts in the field. Whereas the teaser gave us an ebullient Whitney Houston rehearsing with backup dancers and showcasing her trademark vocals, the trailer gets into the meat of the documentary with emotional recollections of the late singer.

The molestation allegations made in "Whitney" only add more sadness to the troubled life of Houston. The movie hits USA theaters on July 6.

Whitney Houston told members of her family that Dee Dee Warwick above had sexually abused her
Whitney Houston told members of her family that Dee Dee Warwick above had sexually abused herREX

Speaking of which, even though most millennials were not even born when folks like Houston and Paula Abdul ruled the pop charts, a summer documentary will reveal Houston's thoughts about her rival. He said that he didn't know anything about this but wouldn't be surprised if his ex-wife didn't tell him. "Pat Houston [Gary's wife], who's here, told me that, yeah, Whitney had told her this but not given any details". The Director also said that he had asked for the comment to former spouse Houston Bobby brown, but he was not aware of. She and Dionne sometimes sang in Cissy Houston's gospel group, the Drinkard Singers.

Macdonald foreshadowed to EW how viewers would see the connection to Houston's family and how this influenced her sexual and romantic life. "She felt uncomfortable in her own skin in nearly every interview there was with her", he told Deadline. "She says, 'No.' I said, 'Well, maybe you need to tell her.' She said, 'No, my mother would hurt somebody if I told her who it was.' She just had tears rolling down her face, and I just hugged her".

He explains, "She seemed kind of asexual in a unusual way..."

Who was Dee Dee Warwick?

Her presence is still very much felt and this documentary seems like the flawless, or as close to ideal, representation of her truth.

Dee Dee was never confronted with the accusations and died in 2008.




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