Whitney Houston's mother finds abuse claims 'overwhelming, unfathomable'

Whitney Houston Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 12, 2018, 06.00 PM (IST)

Late pop star Whitney Houston’s death came as a shocker. In another development to her death, Whitney’s mother, Cissy in an interview revealed that she was “shocked” to hear of her daughter’s abuse. 

Calling it "overwhelming and unfathomable”, Cissy said that the allegations that her superstar daughter and her son were molested by her niece shook her. She said that she got to know about the abuse claims only after Whitney’s documentary premiered in May this year. 

On behalf of herself and sister singer Dionne Warwick, Cissy Houston said that she was actually taken aback by the revelation. 

In the film, Whitney Houston's longtime assistant said the singer told her that cousin Dee Dee Warwick molested her as a child. It was also revealed in the film that the same claim was made by Whitney’s oldest brother. 

In the statement, Cissy Houston says Dee Dee Warwick may have had her "personal challenges," but the idea that she would have molested her children is "overwhelming and unfathomable."

While Dee Dee Warwick died in 2008, Whitney Houston died in 2012.