Dionne Warwick Addresses Molestation Claims Against Her Sister in 'Whitney' Film, 'Totally Hogwash'


Dionne Warwick, the cousin Whitney Houston and sister Dee Dee Warwick, has addressed allegations that her sister molested Houston and her younger brother in an interview on Larry King Now. The allegations surfaced in the recent Whitney documentary, in which the "How Will I Know" singer's longtime assistant, Mary Jones, claims that Whitney told her that Dee Dee Warwick molested her as a child. 

During the Larry King interview, Dionne Warwick stood by her sister and claimed that the allegations are "totally hogwash."

“I have tried to refrain from responding to that," she said. "First all, it’s totally hogwash. 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 Whitney], I think it’s evil. I will never, and I mean this, ever forgive those who perpetuated this insanity," she added.

In July, Houston's mother, Cissy, gave a statement about the events and said that she and her sister were only made aware the allegations two days before the film's screening at the Cannes Film Festival on May 16. "We cannot overstate the shock and horror we feel and the difficulty we have believing that my niece Dee Dee Warwick… molested two my three children," the singer's mother stated. 

Whitney's brother, Gary Garland, claims that Dee Dee molested him between the ages 7-9, though he was not aware his sister's alleged abuse until the film's release. Whitney Houston died in 2012, with the coroner's report saying the cause death was drowning and the effects atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use. 

Watch a clip from the upcoming interview with King below. The full interview will air on Aug. 15.