Documentary alleges Whitney Houston was sexually abused as a child

18 May, 2018, 13:49 | Author: Pamela Mathis
  • From left Producers Nicole David and Lisa Erspamer director Kevin MacDonald executive producer Pat Houston and her daughter actress Rayah Houston at a screening of

In the Kevin Macdonald directed documentary Whitney, an introspective look is taken of the life of the "I Will Always Love You" singer.

Houston's half-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.

Dee Dee Warwick was 18 years older than Houston.

She made her first TV appearance in 1965, appearing alongside Dionne on NBC's Hullbaloo to perform a gospel song called Children, Go Where I Send Thee. It was a woman'.

Dee Dee Warwick, a Grammy-nominated artist who sang backup vocals for Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin, is the sister of Dionne Warwick. "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".

Houston's mother Cissy was unaware of the abuse.

Pat Houston, Gary Houston and Whitney's longtime assistant Mary Jones reportedly corroborate the claims. One notable aspect of the documentary is the discussion of allegations that Houston was sexually abused as a child by her cousin and musician Dee Dee Warwick.




Vulture said Jones believed the molestation deeply affected Houston, causing her to "question her sexual preference".

Later in the trailer, the diva's close friend and assistant Robyn Crawford, a woman Houston was rumored to be romantically linked to, is addressed. Houston never spoke publicly about her own alleged abuse.

Macdonald re-edited the entire film to build to Jone's emotional revelation.

"Then I interviewed [her former manager] Pat Houston and Gary [Garland-] Houston, who's Whitney's brother". So we changed the whole cut at the very last minute.

Houston and Brown had one child together, daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown. Whitney was also known to bring her daughter Bobbi Kristina, who tragically died in 2015, on global tours and would encourage Jones to do the same. "Once we got there, I felt like we had an obligation to use this". You realize that the late singer was such an incomparable talent, so when she passed away on February 11, 2012 due to an accidental drowning, you not only mourn the loss of a legend but you wonder what else happened in her life that caused her to spiral downward at certain points. Heart disease and cocaine abuse were also contributing factors in the latter's death.

Houston, who enjoyed enormous success in the 1980s and 90s, selling millions of records and starring in the box-office hit film The Bodyguard, died in 2012 aged 48. She also claims it played a role in her drug problems later on in life.

She died six months later on July 26, 2015.

Recommended:

  • Senate to vote on repealing net neutrality rule changes

    Senate to vote on repealing net neutrality rule changes

    Democrats argue that scrapping the rules will give ISPs free reign to suppress certain content or promote sites that pay them. House of Representatives will even vote on the issue or President Trump would impart his required signature on the matter.
    Home Depot misses comparable-sales estimates as spring traffic dips

    Home Depot misses comparable-sales estimates as spring traffic dips

    Gold stocks have shown a substantial move to the downside in morning trading, dragging the NYSE Arca Gold Bugs Index down by 2.2%. Since December 7, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 5 sales for $36.57 million activity. $3.00 million worth of The Home Depot, Inc .
    The Primaries: What You Need To Know

    The Primaries: What You Need To Know

    In the 17th, Democratic Congressman Conor Lamb is running against Republican Congressman Keith Rothfus. The interest among candidates belies the uphill climb for the party in the Democratic-leaning state.
  • OnePlus 6 first impression: Gives flagships a run for their money

    OnePlus 6 first impression: Gives flagships a run for their money

    I'll dig in a bit deeper in my full OnePlus 6 review, but I can already safely say that I've never tested a faster Android phone. The notch on the OnePlus 6 is minimal and houses the earpiece, front-facing camera , LED notification light and sensors.
    United States  imposes sanctions against Iran central bank governor

    United States imposes sanctions against Iran central bank governor

    Together the actions "seek to stifle Iran's ability to abuse the USA and regional financial systems", according to Treasury. At the time, the U.S. singled out the Central Bank of Iran as "complicit" in the operation, foreshadowing Tuesday's action.
    Author Tom Wolfe dies aged 88

    Author Tom Wolfe dies aged 88

    Wolfe penned the script, while Sam Shepard, Dennis Quaid, and Ed Harris starred in the film. Since childhood, Tom Wolfe dreamed of becoming a writer.
  • In Gaza, Israel counts on army snipers over non-lethal arsenal

    In Gaza, Israel counts on army snipers over non-lethal arsenal

    Now Hamas has used its supporters to besiege its borders with Israel to force a mass excursion into that state. The Palestinians held a one-day general strike and called for three days of mourning for the victims.
    Facebook disabled 1.3B fake accounts in 6 months

    Facebook disabled 1.3B fake accounts in 6 months

    Facebook previously estimated fake accounts as accounting for 3 percent to 4 percent of its monthly active users. But it declined to say which countries see more of the offending content or which category of users.
    Moving US embassy nothing to do with Gaza violence - Nikki Haley

    Moving US embassy nothing to do with Gaza violence - Nikki Haley

    Interested in Israel? Add Israel as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Israel news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Pro-Palestine protesters around the World react with anger at Israel's killing of at least 60 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
  • Chrissy Teigen gives birth to second child with husband John Legend

    Chrissy Teigen gives birth to second child with husband John Legend

    I have the flawless people around me for it. 'It's hard though, because she's definitely jealous of John and I. She's so protective of John , and when we kiss, she like, looks [up] from no matter where she is'.
    Ukraine counts losses it will suffer because of Crimean Bridge

    Ukraine counts losses it will suffer because of Crimean Bridge

    Prior to its creation, all traffic passed over the Kerch strait by ferry, or via a detour through Ukraine. Another unsuccessful attempt was made in the 1930s under Joseph Stalin.
    Petrol Costs Over Rs 75 per Litre In Delhi Today

    Petrol Costs Over Rs 75 per Litre In Delhi Today

    It was sold at Rs 66.36, Rs 68.90, Rs 70.66 and Rs 70.02 per litre in Delhi , Kolkata , Mumbai and Chennai respectively. With the USA reimposing sanctions on Iran, global oil prices are unlikely to come down any time soon.


Popular

CBS Unveils Fall 2018 TV Lineup
CBS has officially revealed its TV lineup for fall 2018 , its first in years that will not feature Thursday Night Football. The final new shows that made the cut for the fall lineup are dramas Federal Bureau of Investigation and God Friended Me .

Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Para Bellum new operator teaser
A weekend might not seem like enough time to get into a game like Rainbow Six , but fortunately, Ubisoft's weekends start early. Operation Para Bellum will also feature two new operators, again rumoured to be Alibi and Maestro, both defenders.

Trump discloses payment to Cohen in financial form
Cohen is required to be reported and that the information provided meets the disclosure requirement for a reportable liability". In other words, OGE has determined that Cohen's payment should have been reported previous year .

Apple seeks $1bn from Samsung after patent infringement dispute
Samsung is asking the jury to determine how much each of these discrete elements is worth and then assess damages accordingly. Samsung has argued that consumers have other reasons to buy a phone other than its original design.

Italy's president gives 5-Star, League more time to clinch government deal
They have been negotiating since Thursday to try to settle on a "contract" of mutually acceptable policy commitments. The League promises to cut taxes to a flat rate of 15 per cent, costing €60 billion.

European Union head slams Trump over trade policies, Iran deal
Meanwhile the European Union is still trying to win exemptions from tariffs on steel and aluminium exports. He has made us realize that if you need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of your arm.

Trump wants to make China's ZTE great again
Adding a 25 percent tariff on the components the company imports from China would amount to a tax on her firm that can not be passed on, she said.

Update on Facebook App Investigation and Audit
Having another Cambridge-based outfit caught harvesting details from millions of users is hardly a good look for Zuck and Co. This app investigation was all outlined in the plan set forth months ago by Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg .

Packers not now interested in Dez Bryant
Still, despite remaining open to the idea of considering Bryant, the Giants have showed very little interest to date. "I think it's a win-win for the Packers".

Dozens Killed in Gaza as Trump Promises "Lasting Peace"
Seth Meyers, the host of Late Night , also discussed the embassy opening, and Kushner's speech during Monday's ceremony. It's not the first time that Yosef has attracted criticism for his comments with a history of questionable remarks.