Last year, filmmakers for the documentary “Whitney” alleged the singer was molested by her cousin Dee Dee Warwick, sister of singer Dionne Warwick. Now Dionne Warwick is speaking out.
In an interview with People about her new album “She’s Back,” the songstress said she was still angry at those who accused her sister of sexually abusing Houston. Houston’s long-time assistant, Marie Jones, made the claim in the documentary, which was released last July.
“All I can say about Dee Dee is that she was a loving, caring, giving person,” Dionne Warwick told People. “What was depicted of her is absolutely untrue and something I will never forgive.”
At the time of the accusation, Dionne Warwick called the allegations “hogwash.”
“My sister would never, ever have done anything to do any harm to any child, especially within our family,” she said during a Larry King interview. “And for those lies to be perpetuated in this so-called documentary film, I think it’s evil.”
Houston’s mother, Cissy Houston, also made a statement at the time. She said, “Neither I, Dionne, nor my son Michael who was very close to his sister, and in the film is VERY candid about their drug use, has ever heard these allegations; we have never heard anything remotely connected to the crimes charged against Dee Dee in the film.”
Dee Dee Warwick died in 2008, and Houston died in 2012.
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.
Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.