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Well, the new documentary about personal details of Whitney Houston’s life dropped this weekend. It’s titled, Whitney, and it touched on subjects that were never told before. It was surprising to fans but even more surprising to Whitney’s Mom, Cissy Houston, she did not know that Whitney and her brother Gary were both molested.

 

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Cissy reportedly did not know about the infraction until the documentary was being made. Pat Houston, the wife of Gary, was the person to tell Cissy the shocking news. Whitney and Gary’s alleged abuser was their cousin Dee Dee Warwick – sister of singer Dionne Warwick. The abuse took place while Cissy was away on tour. About telling Cissy about the abuse, Pat said, “It was deeply a revelation for her. You think about her, and it being a bit overbearing for her to hear — and her kids not telling her. That’s pretty tough to have to deal with.”

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The doc’s director,Kevin MacDonald, feels that Whitney’s drug use had a direct correlation to the molestation, saying, “I don’t think you can explain anyone’s life from one particular event that’s happened to them. But I think that it’s certainly fair to say that it’s maybe, in my opinion, the major contributor to Whitney’s unhappiness. That and the fact that she never talked about it, and that nobody in the family talked about this and clearly it happened as you’d learned in the film.”

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