Mary Jones, Whitney's longtime assistant also spoke about the alleged molestation, and she detailed a conversation she had with the singer. "And she was the person who really intrigued me, and made me think, 'Oh, maybe there is a really interesting film here.' Which is kind of a mystery story, I suppose, because what Nicole said to me was, 'I knew her probably as well as anybody for 25 years", said Macdonald. Houston died in 2012 - at 48 - after being discovered submerged in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Whitney was made with the cooperation of Houston's estate gives viewers an intimate insight into Houston's personal life and struggles.
In an interview with Vanity Fair about scourging through hundreds of hours of private footage to make the film, Macdonald told the mag that he had an inkling something troubling happened to Houston in her life.
Whitney's focus on fizzy pop hits like "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" alienated her from many African-Americans - she was notoriously booed at the Soul Train Awards in the late 1980s. I said, 'One day when you get the nerve, you need to tell your mother.
Brown, who was married to Houston for 14 years, tells Macdonald that drug abuse had "nothing to do" with Houston's death, although the coroner said it was a contributing factor.
Dee Dee Warwick
The trailer delves into Houston's alleged lesbian relationship with Robyn Crawford, the family drama, and her tumultuous marriage to R&B star Bobby Brown, and her addiction to legal and illicit narcotics.
Dee Dee Warwick, a Grammy-nominated artist who sang backup vocals for Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin, is the sister of Dionne Warwick. "Cissy knows. She was told, and is very upset", Macdonald said.
Whitney Houston lead a troubled life, and it was worse than everyone thought. And she told me Whitney's point of view on this, and what Whitney had told her in detail, and how important she felt it was for understanding Whitney, but how scared everyone was to talk about it.
Dee Dee Warwick in 1965. It's because there is this odd absence of her.
"There were times when I looked up to God and I'd go, 'Why is this happening to me?' People think it's so easy and it's not", the singer herself admits in one moment. She's this lovely woman but she's very closed in her demeanor.