Whitney Houston, Sexually Abused by Cousin, Documentary Claims

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The filmmaker previously discussed the allegations in an interview with Vanity Fair.

"She felt uncomfortable in her own skin in nearly every interview there was with her". "She seemed kind of asexual in a odd way". "She's this attractive woman but she's very closed in her demeanour".

"She brings me a lot of joy", Houston told ET in a 1993 interview. "It took awhile for anyone to go on record about it, and eventually the family did".

In this undated file photo is a studio portrait of Dee Dee Warwick.

Dee Dee Warwick was born on September 25, 1945.

"There was one thing stopping her, ultimately, from expressing her actual self". Dee Dee Warwick was the younger sister of Dionne Warwick and the niece of Houston's mom Cissy Houston. Dee Dee was Whitney Houston's cousin.

It would mean that the singer would have been a toddler at the time of the alleged abuse. The latter is the late sister of Dionne Warwick, a soul icon. She's credited with recording the earliest version of the song You're No Good under Jubilee Records. "I think it's all about her family, really". She felt uncomfortable in her own skin in nearly every interview there was with her. Dee Dee is said to have struggled with narcotics addition and died in 2008, aged 63.

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"Dee-Dee was openly lesbian in the music industry". It also explores her sometimes tenuous relationship with the African-American community.

Macdonald says two weeks after the film was finished, he got an on-the-record confirmation from Mary Jones, Whitney's longtime assistant, that Dee Dee Warwick had abused Whitney. "My mom was a little tough on Whitney because she knew what Whitney had", said the singer's brother.

Later confirmed by the singer's aunt, Mary Jones. "He's saying I was abused by this person and told me, 'I think she abused Whitney.' Pat Houston (Gary's wife), who's here, told me that, yeah, Whitney had told her this but not given any details".

"I said, 'Have you ever told your mother?'" Jones asked.

"I had a sense that there was something like that behind it", he said.

"I initially thought the story was maybe about her sexuality-that she was somebody who was not able to be gay [publicly]..." Relatives admit oblivion and tears are shed, but her legacy is clarified. I said, "One day when you get the nerve, you need to tell your mother. It will lift the burden off you'".

"Robyn was her safety net", the woman explained. This doesn't help the cause in terms of allaying a viewer's doubts: it feels like Macdonald is taking care to placate Cissy and give her a degree of authorship.

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