Cissy Houston ‘Horrified’ Over Claims That Whitney Was Molested As A Girl
Whitney Houston died six years ago, and since then the world has gotten to know a new side to the star through intimate secrets unveiled.
In the new documentary, Whitney, it was presented that as a child she and older brother Gary were both molested by their cousin Dee Dee Warwick, a trauma that tortured her throughout adulthood.
“We cannot overstate the shock and horror we feel and the difficulty we have believing that my niece Dee Dee Warwick . . . molested two of my three children,” Cissy Houston told People.
Whitney’s longtime assistant, Mary Jones, was the one who made the claims in the film. She claims Whitney would sometimes ask, “Do you think I didn’t something to make her think I wanted her?”
“I was close to Whitney, she confided in me and I struggled tremendously deciding whether to share this secret or keep to myself,” Mary told People. “I deeply love and respect Dionne, Cissy and their entire families, and my intention was never to embarrass anyone in the family, but rather to bring to light that Whitney was subjected to something painful and troubling as a child. And it’s something that happens to other innocent kids and goes unspoken too much.”
She added, “I decided to share the story so that people might understand that throughout her entire life Whitney carried this with her, and the weight of it was immense. Whitney was a wonderful woman, an angel, and she did not drag herself down all alone—there was a cause.”