After Whitney’s Sexual Abuse Exposed, Pat Houston Gives New Revelation About Cissy Houston
When news spread, that there was a new documentary, titled “Whitney,” centered around the life of our beloved Whitney Houston, many were cautiously intrigued. The documentary, spearheaded by Whitney’s sis-in-law/ex-manager, Pat Houston, was promised to give never before heard of intimate details about the late singer. After trailers of the doc’ were released, anticipation really built up, because it revealed details given by Whitney’s family and friends, that the world really didn’t know- such as she and her brother, Gary Houston (Pat’s husband) were sexually assaulted.
Pat Houston Tells What Cissy Never Knew
Of course, the molestation revelation was news to fans, but it’s just been confirmed that it was news to the Houston siblings’ mother, Cissy Houston, as well. According to the Associated Press, Cissy had no clue that her children were molested back in the day…and by their own famous cousin at that, allegedly. It wasn’t until it was time to shoot the documentary, that Pat told Cissy what both Gary and Whitney had reportedly previously confessed.
In a recent interview, Pat admitted it was very “difficult” to tell Cissy the news, but she knew it had to be done:
“It was deeply a revelation for her. You think about her, and it being a bit overbearing for her to hear — and her kids not telling her. That’s pretty tough to have to deal with,” said Pat.
Family Confirmed Whitney & Gary Houston Were Sexually Abused
As we previously reported, several family members were interviewed for the documentary, including mother, Cissy Houston; sister-in-law, Pat Houston; brother, Gary Houston; as well as Whitney’s ex-husband, Bobby Brown. In the doc,’ it was revealed that Whitney was sexually abused by her singer cousin, Dee Dee Warwick (the niece of Cissy Houston and sister of Dionne Warwick):
Via DailyMail- Mary Jones, Whitney’s aunt [and assistant] who found her body, claims Whitney had told her she had been sexually abused by Dee Dee Warwick – sister of singer Dionne [Warwick] – between the ages of seven and nine. She recalls Whitney saying: ‘Mary, I was [abused] too. It was a woman.’ Asked who it was, she said Miss Houston replied: ‘It was Dee Dee Warwick.’
Her half-brother Gary Garland-Houston corroborated the account and said he was also sexually assaulted by the younger sister of soul legend Dionne Warwick. […] But Whitney never told her mother Cissy Houston about the alleged abuse because she “was ashamed,” according to her aunt. And a relative said Cissy would have attacked Dee Dee.
Alleged Molestation Led To Whitney’s Sexuality Conflict & Unhappiness, Says Family & Friends
Dee Dee passed away in 2008, but the turmoil she reportedly left behind caused heartbreak and lifelong pain. Whitney’s aunt, Mary, believes the sexual abuse was a contributing factor into decisions Whitney later made in her love life…
Via DM: Mary claimed the abuse made Whitney “question her sexual preference” – prompting her to demonstrate that she was heterosexual by marrying Bobby Brown.
The director of the “Whitney” doc,’ Kevin MacDonald also believes that the reported molestation led Whitney to have unresolved issues about herself and her sexuality:
“I don’t think you can explain anyone’s life from one particular event that’s happened to them. But I think that it’s certainly fair to say that it’s maybe, in my opinion, the major contributor to Whitney’s unhappiness,” MacDonald said. “That and the fact that she never talked about it, and that nobody in the family talked about this and clearly it happened as you’d learned in the film.”
The “Whitney” film premiered nationwide on Friday, July 6, 2018.