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‘Whitney’ movie reveals singer’s abuse, drama and more – check the details and the new trailer…

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The upcoming ‘Whitney’ movie includes plenty of previously unknown details about the life of the late Whitney Houston – including how she was a victim of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of a family member, what happened in the moments before Whitney’s death, her alleged lesbian relationship with her friend / assistant Robyn Crawford, and more!

With the movie having screened at Cannes, details are beginning to leak out – read on to find out more – or roll to the bottom just to see the new trailer…

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Director, Kevin MacDonald revealed that, while working on the film, he got a feeling that something bad had happened to Whitney in her childhood, noting how her body language in interview footage reminded him of “people I’d seen who had suffered from abuse.”

MacDonald went on:

“I didn’t know whether that was true, and then I interviewed Pat Houston and Gary Houston, who’s Whitney’s brother. He told me that he was abused by a woman in the family, and Pat Houston told me that, yes, Whitney had said to her, ‘This is what happened.'”

Gary and his wife Pat revealed that the person responsible for abusing both Whitney and Gary was none other than their cousin Dee Dee Warwick, cousin of soul singer Dionne Warwick!

MacDonald also explained that he was in two minds about whether to reveal that Dee Dee, who died in 2008, was the abuser:

“In the end, we felt that we had three different people saying this. One of them, Gary, was also abused by [the same woman]. So, we felt that having direct testimony of somebody saying, “This happened to me” meant that even if by some incredible stretch of the imagination, Whitney had been lying to everybody else about it, that there was no reason not to go public about it. All the experts I spoke to about this area and this issue told me that it’s best to talk about these things and best for them to be out. That is the current thinking: it may prevent other people being abused in the future, it may give people the courage to come forward and say, “This happened to me, and this was the person who did it.” So there was some nervousness about it to begin with because I didn’t expect to be making a film about somebody who was an entertainer to lead to such a dark place. But once we got there, I felt like we had an obligation to use this.”

Whitney’s assistant, Mary Jones also confirmed the story – as well as revealing to Kevin what happened in the moments leading up to when she found Whitney dead, facedown in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton in 2012.

That’s not all – as Kevin also investigated the alleged lesbian relationship between Whitney and her friend Robyn Crawford – as revealed by a series of tweets from LA Times writer Amy Kaufman:

You can check out the new trailer for the Whitney movie below – including a moment when Whitney Houston throws some serious shade at Paula Abdul:

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