Whitney Houston Was Sexually Abused by Her Cousin Singer Dee Dee Warwick, New Documentary Claims https://t.co/hV6aPaw53O— People (@people) May 17, 2018
The new documentary Whitney premiered at the Cannes film festival on Wednesday. In the film came the bombshell from Whitney's brother and aunt that Whitney and her brother were sexually abused by singer Dee Dee Warwick. Warwick was Houston’s cousin and the sister of singer Dionne Warwick who died in 2008. Pat Houston also confirmed Whitney had told her of the abuse while Whitney's ex-husband Bobby Brown says he hadn't known it happened.
The filmmaker of the project says he recognized in Whitney's body language from old footage similarities to subjects in a previous film he had done on child sexual abuse. A family member confirmed his suspicions, but refused to be on camera. Later, it was confirmed on camera by Whitney's brother and aunt. Whitney never told her mother because she was ashamed.