Celebrity guests arrive for the “Keep A Child Alive” 2010 Black Ball, held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Picture by: Johns PkI / Splash News
Dionne Warwick can’t get over claims that her sister, Dee Warwick (Dee Dee), molested their niece, Whitney Houston.
In the gut-wrenching 2018 documentary Whitney, Houston’s assistant, Marie Jones, made shocking claims about Dee Dee. Jones said that Houston confided in her and revealed that Dee Dee molested her as a child. Houston’s brother, Gary Houston, also claimed in the film that he was molested by Dee Dee from the ages of 7 and 9.
Warwick blasted back in a recent interview with People by saying, “All I can say about Dee Dee is that she was a loving, caring, giving person,” Warwick, 78, said. “What was depicted of her is absolutely untrue and something I will never forgive.”
Cissy Houston, Whitney’s mother had this to say: “We cannot reconcile the Public’s need to know about Whitney’s life as justification for invasion of her privacy or the charge against Dee Dee, a charge which neither Whitney nor Dee Dee is here to deny, refute or affirm. 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.”
Warwick and Dee Dee sang gospel in church as young women and formed their own group, The Gospelaires. Warwick would eventually go solo and establish a successful career in music.