The Houstons are still struggling with the sudden death of Whitney Houston in 2012 and the mysterious passing of her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown just three years later, but the family has again been turned upside down following the latest accusations made by the late superstar singer’s own brother, Gary.
According to a family source, after alleging that both he and his sister Whitney were molested by their cousin, Dee Dee Warwick, matriarch Cissy Houston exiled Gary from the clan's fold, RadarOnline has learned exclusively.
“Cissy called him and told him ‘I’m cutting you out of my will,’ and hung up the phone,” said the source.
Gary made the shocking allegation in Whitney, the new documentary in which 60 of Whitney’s closest friends and family members opened up about her life and posited theories of what may have led to her downward spiral into drug addiction.
“Gary never brought up these accusations before and the family doesn’t believe him,” said the source. “They think it was used to just drum up publicity for the film.”
Cissy and Dionne Warwick expressed their “shock” about the claims in a statement, as well as the "difficulty" they have believing that Dee Dee Warwick, who is Dionne’s sister, molested anyone.
Cissy added that despite being a public figure, Whitney deserves privacy even in death.
“Although she spoke about her struggle with drugs, the interventions, her daughter Krissi and issues in her marriage, she never PUBLICLY spoke about her father’s stealing from her or revealed any claim that she had been molested,” Cissy noted in her statement. “IF she was molested I do not believe she would have wanted it to be revealed for the first time to thousands, maybe millions of people in a film.”
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