Entertainment Cannes doc: Whitney Houston was molested by Dee Dee Warwick

14:00  17 may  2018
14:00  17 may  2018 Source:   ap.org

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4 mins ago Whitney Houston Bombshell: New Documentary Says Dee Dee Warwick Molested Houston . It’s an explosive new revelation from Whitney , which just premiered at Cannes .

The bombshell is dropped about three-quarters of the way through Whitney —that both Houston and her half-brother, Gary, were allegedly molested as children by their cousin Dee Dee Warwick , the sister of Dionne Warwick and the niece of Houston ’s mother, Cissy Houston , who died in 2008.

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2011, file photo, singer Whitney Houston performs at the pre-Grammy gala & salute to industry icons with Clive Davis honoring David Geffen in Beverly Hills, Calif. Friends of Whitney Houston allege the singer was molested as a child by her cousin Dee Dee Warwick in a documentary that premiered Thursday May 17, 2018, at the Cannes Film Festival. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2011, file photo, singer Whitney Houston performs at the pre-Grammy gala & salute to industry icons with Clive Davis honoring David Geffen in Beverly Hills, Calif. Friends of Whitney Houston allege the singer was molested as a child by her cousin Dee Dee Warwick in a documentary that premiered Thursday May 17, 2018, at the Cannes Film Festival. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

CANNES, France — Friends of Whitney Houston allege the singer was molested as a child by her cousin Dee Dee Warwick in a documentary that premiered Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival.

Houston's longtime assistant Mary Jones tells filmmaker Kevin Macdonald that the late singer told her that Warwick, the sister of Dionne Warwick, molested her at a young age. Houston's brother Gary Garland-Houston also says he was molested between the ages of seven and nine by a female family member, and says his sister was abused too.

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Whitney Houston Was Allegedly Sexually Abused By Her Cousin Dee Dee Warwick , New Doc Claims. A new documentary alleges Whitney Houston was sexually abused by her cousin Dee Dee Warwick .

A new documentary about the life of Whitney Houston alleges that the singer was sexually abused as a child by her cousin the soul musician Dee Dee Warwick . Whitney , which is directed by the Scottish film-maker Kevin Macdonald, premiered at the Cannes film festival on Thursday.

Dee Dee Warwick, who was 18 years older than Houston, died in 2008.

The allegations were made in the documentary "Whitney," which was made with the cooperation of Houston's family. The revelations, which come about three quarters of the way into "Whitney," immediately cast a new light on the troubled life of Houston.

Jones claims that the experience made Houston question her own sexuality and contributed to her late-life drug problems. The singer died at the age of 48 in 2012 from what was ruled an accidental drowning in a bathtub. A coroner's report into her death cited heart disease and drug use as contributing factors. She never spoke publicly about her own alleged abuse.

"We always wanted our film to be a corrective to that tabloid story," said producer Simon Chinn. "These are specific revelations that I think will get people to a deeper understanding of who Whitney was and in many ways redeem her as a person."

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Dee Dee was Whitney Houston 's cousin. What are the Whitney Houston sexual abuse allegations? On May 17, 2018 a documentary premiered at Cannes Film Festival which saw friends of the late singer Whitney Houston allege the singer was molested as a child by Dee Dee .

Delia Mae " Dee Dee " Warwick (September 25, 1942 – October 18, 2008) was an American soul singer. Born in Newark, New Jersey, she was the sister of Dionne Warwick , niece of Cissy Houston and cousin of Whitney Houston .

Dee Dee Warwick was the niece of Houston's mother, Cissy Houston. The Warwick sisters sometimes sang in Cissy Houston's gospel group, the Drinkard Singers. Dee Dee Warkick, who was twice nominated for a Grammy Award, sang backup for Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin and others.

"Whitney," which is to be released in theaters July 7, suggests that the alleged incidents of abuse took place while Cissy Houston was touring. Houston, who had a daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, with Bobby Brown, is said to have insisted on taking Bobbi on tour with her.

Bobbi Kristina died 2015. She was found unresponsive in a bathtub and died after being in a coma for six months.

Representatives for Dionne Warwick didn't immediately return messages Thursday.

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