Dee Dee mo­lested singer as a child, new doc­u­men­tary claims WHIT­NEY ‘ABUSED BY STAR DIONNE’S SIS’

Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY HALINA WATTS at the Cannes Film Fes­ti­val halina.watts @mir­ror.co.uk

WHIT­NEY Houston was sex­u­ally abused as a child by her cousin Dee Dee War­wick, a new doc­u­men­tary claims.

The tragic star’s half-brother Gary Gar­land- Houston and as­sis­tant Mary Jones both make the ac­cu­sa­tions against the soul mu­si­cian, who was Dionne War­wick’s sis­ter.

Mary claims in the film Whit­ney: “We was talk­ing one day be­cause she knows my sis­ter and my sis­ter was mo­lested at an early age.

“She said, ‘Mary, I was too. I was mo­lested at a young age but it was a woman’. She has tears in her eyes. I said, ‘Have you ever told your mother?’ She says: ‘No… she would hurt some­body if I told her.’”

Asked who it was, she said Whi tney rep lied: “It was Dee Dee War­wick.”

Mary adds: “I think she was ashamed. She used to say: ‘Maybe I did some­thing that made her think I wanted her.’ I used to say: ‘ Stop it. A preda­tor is a preda­tor’.”

Gary backed the claims and AL­LE­GA­TIONS Soul singer Dee Dee, left, and sis­ter Dionne, 77 says he was abused by War­wick from the age of seven to nine. He tells the movie: “There were a lot of things go­ing on. Be­ing a child and be­ing mo­lested by a fe­male fam­ily mem­ber.” War­wick, who strug­gled with nar­cotics ad­dic­tion for years, died in 2008 aged 63. She was the niece of Whit­ney’s mum Cissy. Whit­ney’s di­rec­tor Kevin Mac­don­ald said Cissy knows about the ac­cu­sa­tions. The Brit added: “She was told and very up­set.” The film pre­miered at Cannes on Wed­nes­day. It will be in UK cin­e­mas on July 6. It is the sec­ond film about the singer, who drowned in the bath aged 48 in 2012, af­ter last year’s Whit­ney: Can I Be Me.

TRAGIC Whit­ney died in 2012

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