Whitney Houston was 'sexually abused', film claims

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Mary Jones, Whitney's longtime assistant also spoke about the alleged molestation, and she detailed a conversation she had with the singer. And she said to me, "I just don't understand what happened, she was the most lovely girl, ' and this was someone who knew her really well".

So, brother Houston, Gary garland, said that as a child, Whitney was raped by her cousin Dee Dee Warwick.

The troubled performer died tragically on February 11, 2012 after being found unconscious and submerged in the bathtub of her Beverly Hilton hotel room.

Macdonald went into making this documentary with the initial hopes of cleaning the tarnished, addiction-riddled image of Houston that plagued her later years until her sad and untimely death. A documentary that premiered about the late Whitney Houston created a shift in emotion though, when it was revealed that the singer was molested as a youth.

A new documentary about the life of Whitney Houston alleges that the singer was the victim of sexual abuse as a child.

Whitney hits theaters on July 6. "At [its] heart, Whitney is an intimate family story that reveals a new side to a woman that even her most die-hard fans never knew". "And then, on the next interview, Gary did tell me who it was", he said. "Pat Houston [Gary's wife], who's here, told me that, yeah, Whitney had told her this but not given any details".

Houston's destructive relationship with the rapper Bobby Brown is also tackled in the film, by the maker of "One Day in September" about the deadly hostage-taking of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Whitney Houston was one of the biggest pop stars of the 1980s and 1990s, selling 170 million albums and starring in the smash hit Hollywood love story "The Bodyguard".

Houston never told her mother Cissy, out of fear of the repercussions. "She felt uncomfortable in her personal pores and skin in almost each interview there was along with her", he advised Deadline.

In the saucy trailer, Houston was chatting it up with her mother, Cicely Houston, about the struggles of fame when she brings Abdul into the discussion.

Dee Dee died in 2008.

Mary Jones, Houston's aunt who found her body, supported this, recalling Houston telling her: 'Mary, I was [abused] too. "She used to say, 'I wonder if I did something to make [Dee Dee] think I wanted her.' I said, 'Stop". It seems the interviewee's in the film see her stepping down for him as a reason as well. There's a number of people in the documentary who describe the singer's sexuality as "fluid" and reportedly, she moved in with Crawford at age 18 after she first left her parent's house. She was a attractive woman, but she was never particularly sexy.

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