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    Whitney Houston Documentary Reveals Abusive Past

    Kevin Macdonald’s documentary Whitney premiered at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday, revealing bombshell allegations that the star was sexually abused as a child. Houston and her half-brother were allegedly molested as children by their cousin Dee Dee Warwick, sister of soul singer Dionne Warwick — a revelation that compelled the director to re-edit the entire film just two weeks before wrapping up. Macdonald, who had suspected Houston was sexually abused, believes the trauma had a major impact on the troubled singer’s life. Houston died in 2012 at age 48.

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