Dionne Warwick on Claims Sister Molested Whitney Houston: “Totally Hogwash”

Houston's mother also denies the allegations.

The new documentary about late pop diva Whitney Houston’s life continues to grab headlines.

Besides the delicious shade thrown at Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson, claims in Whitney are made against Dee Dee Warwick, singer Dionne Warwick’s sister and Houston’s cousin, alledging Dee Dee molested Whitney and Whitney’s brother, Gary.

In a preview clip for an upcoming interview with Larry King for Larry King Now, Warwick speaks out against the accusations.
 

“I have tried to refrain from responding to that. First of all, it’s totally hogwash,” Warwick said. “My sister would never, ever have done anything to do any harm to any child, especially within our family. And for those lies to be perpetuated in this so-called documentary film, I think it’s evil.”

Last month, Houston’s mother Cissy Houston also denied allegations made in the documentary and blasted the filmmakers for waiting until two days before the film’s premiere to reveal the molestation claims would be included.

In the Larry King Now interview, Warwick added, “I will never, and I mean this, ever forgive those who perpetuated this insanity.”

In Whitney, the “I Will Always Love You” singer’s longtime assistant Mary Jones reveals that Houston told her she had been molested as a child by her cousin Dee Dee Warwick. Houston’s brother Gary also reveals in the film that a female family member molested him from the ages of 7 to 9 when his mother Cissy would leave him and his siblings with relatives while she toured.

Dionne’s full Larry King Now interview will air on August 15.

Lamar Dawson is a pop culture junkie living in Manhattan.
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