Macdonald's documentary revealed that the singer and her half-brother Gary Garland-Houston, who was the former NBA basketball player, had been sexually abused by cousin Dee Dee Warwick in their childhood. "It made her question her sexual preference", she notes in the doc. In the documentary called simply Whitney, the creators claim that Whitney's cousin and singer Dee Dee Warwick sexually abused her when she was little. "If Cissy had known, she would have done something about it, because Cissy loves her children'". You realize that the late singer was such an incomparable talent, so when she passed away on February 11, 2012 due to an accidental drowning, you not only mourn the loss of a legend but you wonder what else happened in her life that caused her to spiral downward at certain points.
Dee Dee Warwick - 18 years older than Miss Houston - became addicted to drugs and died aged 63 in 2008.
Whitney was made with the cooperation of Houston's estate gives viewers an intimate insight into Houston's personal life and struggles. A clip of Whitney Houston saying, "I'm singing music from my heart", plays, and then the screen switches to her mother.
In Whitney, both the filmmaker and Houston's family hopes to finally set the record straight about the iconic singer, but Macdonald said he was not initially interested in telling Houston's story until he talked to her agent. Houston's life journey is very similar to that of Michael Jackson or Amy Winehouse (who had his own documentary in Cannes), or musical stars whose lives ended dramatically.
It seems that Whitney felt very ashamed of what happened to her and couldn't go to her mother to tell her. She seemed kind of asexual in a odd way.
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Whitney was abused as a child, her family has claimed. Nearly all of m also of artists, like ir cousins Dionne and DeDe Warwick. "He wanted to be in the forefront, and eventually she stepped down to lift him up".
Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, whom she shared with ex-husband Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive in a bathtub in 2015 and died after a six-month coma. "I think it's all about her family, really".
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