We just want people to know there is another side. Her boyfriend helped her to get divorce with her current husband according to the sources. As if dealing with the death of her daughter, iconic singer Whitney Houston, and her grand-daughter Bobbi Kristina-Brown wasn’t enough – Cissy Houston is said to be fighting another battle. She had 3 children from her two relationships. Vous pouvez modifier vos choix à tout moment dans vos paramètres de vie privée. Cissy is an active user of twitter and Instagram. Nos partenaires et nous-mêmes stockerons et/ou utiliserons des informations concernant votre appareil, par l’intermédiaire de cookies et de technologies similaires, afin d’afficher des annonces et des contenus personnalisés, de mesurer les audiences et les contenus, d’obtenir des informations sur les audiences et à des fins de développement de produit. We did not name our daughter because it was the name of a character in a “WHITE SITCOM” or because we were striving to be considered middle class as alleged in the film. https://www.ebony.com/entertainment/report-cissy-houston-battling-dementia She was not so much fashion conscious during her time but used to wear her iconic dress during the performances. Cissy Houston Allegedly Diagnosed With Dementia. I am heartbroken that despite all she accomplished fans and haters alike are left with the notion that she lived her life as a victim. Cissy Houston is an American soul singer who started career as a backup singer. This follows reports that the 84-year-old family matriarch had no idea that daughter, Whitney Houston, and son Gary Houston were molested as children by their cousin, Dee Dee Warwick, sister of singer Dionne Warwick. She has featured in numerous interviews and programs to share about her career. She just says she’s getting old.”. We cannot reconcile the Public’s need to know about Whitney’s life as justification for invasion of her privacy or the charge against Dee Dee, a charge which neither Whitney nor Dee Dee is here to deny, refute or affirm. Cissy Houston and Dionne Warwick reveal "the shock and horror" and disbelief they feel about the claim Whitney Houston was molested by family member Dee Dee Warwick. If you would like to opt out of browser push notifications, please refer to the following instructions specific to your device and browser: Read Cissy Houston's Emotional Full Statement About Claim That Whitney Houston Was Molested. We cannot, however, overstate the shock and horror we feel and the difficulty we have believing that my niece Dee Dee Warwick (Dionne’s sister) molested two of my three children. According to BET (via Radar Online), the Grammy-award winning gospel singer was reportedly diagnosed with dementia. Cissy is a wonderful personality and she loves to interact with peoples. Jack Vartoogian/Getty, | Dementia is a group of symptoms that affects mental cognitive tasks such as memory and reasoning. Neither I, Dionne, nor my son Michael who was very close to his sister, and in the film is VERY candid about their drug use, has ever heard these allegations; we have never heard anything remotely connected to the crimes charged against Dee Dee in the film. Are You Taking Your Mental Health Days Off From Work? In Cissy’s official statement, she seems adamant and in control of her thoughts. Nothing says a family vacation like an RV, Princess Diana died when Harry was just 12 years old, It's looked — and felt — like a whole different world as we've been social distancing and attempting to keep each other safe, Too Faced Co-Founders Celebrate 25 Years of Marriage! Cissy Houston and Dionne Warwick’s full statement: My niece Dionne Warwick and I make this statement to raise our voices above the din surrounding the release of the film, Whitney. At the time of Gary Houston’s claims, both Cissy Houston and Dionne Warwick released a joint statement refuting Gary’s claims. ‘… When I was away they did not stay with four or five different families; they stayed at home where their longtime babysitter, Phyllis, or my dear friend Bae or their father took care of them. Maybe you're that person who doesn't like. In a recent interview she promised her fans about her last album and that will be the end of her solo career. I say, NO, she was a famous person … a singer, an actress, a quiet but generous philanthropist. Fake. Whitney’s brother Gary also claims in the film that he was molested by Dee Dee between the ages of 7 and 9. 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. BDO is the world’s largest and most comprehensive online health resource specifically targeted to African Americans. BDO understands that the uniqueness of Black culture - our heritage and our traditions - plays a role in our health. This follows reports that the 84-year-old family matriarch of the Houston family had no idea that daughter, Whitney Houston, and son Gary Houston were molested as children by their cousin, Dee Dee Warwick, sister of singer Dionne Warwick. 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. Often, people with mixed dementia have multiple conditions that may contribute to dementia. Rex/Shutterstock (2), | Cissy Houston Reportedly Battling Dementia July 26, 2018 by Derrick Lane (Photo credit: AP/W. Unfortunately, that is the misguided thinking in a lot of our homes. I spent many years in recording studios (sometimes with Dionne and/or Dee Dee) where I earned my living. News REX/Shutterstock. “To begin we want to state clearly that the horror of what victims of sexual abuse experience is unimaginable. She was dating John Russell Houston during the bad times with her husband and got married in the year 1959 after her divorce. “We cannot overstate the shock and horror we feel," Cissy Houston tells PEOPLE in a statement taking on allegations Whitney was molested that were raised in the new film Whitney I also went “on the road” with my group The Sweet Inspirations to try to help provide a good life for my family BUT my children always came first in my heart and in my life. Her job does not entitle the “public” to know every intimate detail of her life beyond what she herself revealed during her lifetime. Houston, who worked with the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley at one point in her career as a backup singer, has been allegedly devastated by recent claims that a close family member molested Cissy’s daughter Whitney. “I spent many years in recording studios (sometimes with Dionne and/or Dee Dee) where I earned my living. Now Whitney’s mother Cissy Houston is breaking her silence on the painful allegation. Lee died several years ago and although I miss her every day I am comforted by the knowledge that she is not here to live this experience. Text us for exclusive photos and videos, royal news, and way more. After perusing the solo career, he bagged two Grammy Awards for the songs and music of her own composition. She made mistakes and in the last few years she did live her life in the grip of the drugs that drove her and all the consequences of that, both as a woman and as a mother. I loved the name Whitney and Elizabeth was her grandmother’s name. 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. As soon as Cissy Houston laid eyes on her granddaughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, in her hospital bed on Feb. 6, she lost it. Cissy then started to sing the songs of soul, gospel and disco genres. I also went ‘on the road’ with my group The Sweet Inspirations to try to help provide a good life for my family BUT my children always came first in my heart and in my life,” said Cissy. Copyright © 2020, BlackDoctor, Inc. 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