Cannes: ‘Whitney’ documentary claims star was abused as a child

A new documentary about the life of Whitney Houston, which premiered in Cannes, claims that the singer was sexually abused as a child by her cousin, soul musician Dee Dee Warwick. Oscar-winning Scottish director Kevin Macdonald, who made the film with the family’s support, says the allegation may help to shine a new light on “the origins of (the singer’s) unhappiness.”

Whitney abused, claims new film

Director Kevin Macdonald discusses his new documentary “Whitney,” which alleges Whitney Houston was abused by her cousin, Dee Dee Warwick. (May 17)

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