A new film “WHITNEY” has revealed the late American singer was a survivor of sexual assault.
In the documentary, Houston’s longtime assistant Mary Jones tells Director and Film Maker, Kelvin Macdonald that the late singer was molested by their cousin Dee Dee Warwick at young age.
It was also revealed that Houston’s brother Gary Garland-Houston was molested between age 7 and 9.
“Being a child – being seven, eight and nine years old – and being molested by a female family member of mine. My father and mother were gone a lot, so we stayed with a lot different people…four five four five different families who took care of us,” said Gary in the documentary.
The film also revealed that just like most child victims, Whitney was not ready to tell her parents, especially her mother, Cissy. She ended up dealing with self-image issues, often struggled to figure out if there anything she did to attract Dee’s attention.
“I think she was ashamed,” she stated. “She used to say, ‘I wonder if I did something to make [Dee Dee] think I wanted her’. I said ‘stop. A predator is a predator is a predator.’ If Cissy had known, she would have something about it, because Cissy loves her children,” Jones added.
Watch the Trailer of the Film, ‘WHITNEY’ which was first shown at the Cannes Film Festival