Dionne Warwick, the cousin of Whitney Houston and the sister of Dee Dee Warwick, claims that her sister absolutely did not abuse Whitney as a child, an allegation recently made in a new documentary revolving around the singer’s life.
People Magazine obtained a sneak-preview of Larry King’s yet-to-be-released interview with her, in which she claimed the allegations were “evil” as well as false.
The 77-year-old singer explained, “I have tried to refrain from responding to that,” and added that it was “hogwash.” Dionne said the charges made by the documentary against her sister were “evil.”
Warwick also said she was “totally shocked” when she first heard the story. According to reports, the documentary in question was made by Whitney’s former assistant, Mary Jones.
“I will never, and I mean this, ever forgive” those who came up with the rumors, Dionne explained. In the documentary, Jones said that Whitney trusted her, and the late singer stated she had been sexually abused by Dee Dee.
Whitney’s brother, Gary, also alleged that Dee Dee had molested him when he was between the ages of seven and nine. In response, Cissy Houston, Whitney’s mother, said she would never forgive her son for bringing this allegation to light.
In a statement to People Magazine, Cissy said she had a tough time believing that Dee Dee had sexually abused her children. According to Cissy, both of the charges can’t be denied by those involved, referring to Whitney and Dee Dee both who are no longer with us.
Even though the members of the Warwick and Houston family vehemently deny the allegations, Jones said she has chosen to stand by her claims and share the information with the rest of the world.
Jones said her mission, in exposing the supposed abuse, wasn’t to embarrass or humiliate anyone, but rather to show the pain Whitney had struggled with as a child, and as an adult.