Yesterday, may 16, in Cannes premiere of the documentary film "Whitney", about the American singer Whitney Houston, who died six years ago at the age of 48 years (the official reason is called drowning).
According to Jones, the molestation had a profound and lingering affect on Houston's life.
"There were times when I looked up to God and I'd go, 'Why is this happening to me?'" the singer says in one scene, seemingly pondering her rise to superstardom and the downfalls of fame.
The biggest bombshell comes near the end, as Macdonald digs into whether Houston may have been carrying around childhood trauma that affected the course of her troubled life. Houston's brother Gary tells Macdonald that during those frequent stays, a female family member molested him from the ages of seven to nine.
Whitney Houston died at the age of 48 on February 11, 2012, having accidentally drowned in a bathtub after a heart attack, brought on after years of substance abuse.
Dee Dee died in 2008.
The allegations were made in the documentary "Whitney", which was made with the cooperation of Houston's family.
Whitney's ex-husband, Bobby Brown, is a star contributor on paper, but he clams up totally when Macdonald tries to steer the conversation towards drugs, with the revealingly sinister comment, "That's not what this film is about". She never spoke publicly about her own alleged abuse.
Macdonald foreshadowed to EW how viewers would see the connection to Houston's family and how this influenced her sexual and romantic life.
"I thought that was a very odd thing, and it kind of reminded me of people I'd seen who had suffered from abuse, just in their body language and their sense of holding something back".
Whitney Houston as a toddler in New Jersey, the place she grew upRex OptionsIt's claimed the late Dee Dee Warwick sexually abused WhitneyThis content material is topic to copyright. She was a attractive woman, but she was never particularly sexy. In the three minute clip, Macdonald promises to answer all the "questions you want asked", namely about Houston's relationships with Brown and her longtime friend and rumored lover, Robyn Crawford. And I thought that was interesting. The first film being Nick Broomfield's Whitney: Can I Be Me released last fall.