Dionne Warwick Finally Discusses Allegations That Her Sister Molested The Late Whitney Houston
In the seven years since her death there have been constant tragic tales surfacing about the life of late iconic singer Whitney Houston including two documentaries; 2017’s Can I Be Me and last year’s theatrical release Whitney. One of the claims from the latter entry is that Whitney was molested by her aunt Dee Dee Warwick, who died in 2008. Dee Dee’s sister, legendary singer Dionne Warwick is now speaking out on the allegations and vowing to never forgive those who spoke such slander on her late sister’s name.
Many viewers of Kevin McDonald’s 2018 documentary Whitney were treated to never before seen footage of Whitney during the height and downfall of her twenty-plus year career with many unanswered questions being revealed and tons of new information being discussed.
Essence reports aside from the drug allegations and rumors of animosity between her ex-husband Bobby Brown and longtime confidant Robyn Crawford there was one moment in the film where Whitney’s former assistant Mary Jones spoke about an alleged molestation Whitney received from a family member, none other than Dee Dee Warwick.
“I finally managed to persuade Mary Jones, who was Whitney’s longtime assistant and probably knew her in her last years more than anybody, to talk [on camera],” Macdonald told Vanity Fair last May. “She talks about what Whitney felt and what effect it had on her. So we changed the whole cut at the very last minute. It was kind of a detective story to get that piece of information, which changed how I felt about Whitney and how I felt about the story.”
Whitney’s brother Gary also spoke during the documentary about being molested by Dee Dee Warwick as well, which adds another layer of tragedy to this already sad tale.