Michael Jackson not alone in weirdness - new meaning to the Mamas and the Papas
Mackenzie Phillips reveals incest with musician father
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 | 12:59 PM ET
Former actress Mackenzie Phillips has made a shocking revelation prior to the release of her new memoir, announcing that she had a sustained incestuous relationship with her famed musician father, John Phillips.
Phillips, 49, is set to discuss the relationship and her infamous, long-running battle with substance abuse on an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show airing Wednesday as her book is released.
In a preview for the title, High on Arrival, Phillips says that by the age of 19 she was already a heavy drug user and regularly stoned.
The former One Day at a Time star claims that in 1979, on the eve of her wedding to her first husband, rock music manager Jeff Sessler, her father arrived to try to stop her from getting married.
After getting high together, Phillips says she later awoke and discovered her father raping her. A sexual relationship that she called "consensual" continued for about a decade after, she said.
The relationship ended when she became pregnant and, unsure of who had fathered the child, chose to have an abortion, Phillips told Winfrey.
She also said that her siblings "definitely have a problem with" her revelation.
During the interview segment, Winfrey read out a statement from Phillips's stepmother Genevieve Waite, her father's wife at the time of the alleged abuse. Waite said he was "incapable, no matter how drunk or drugged he was, of having such a relationship with his own child."
John Phillips, a member of the famed group the Mamas and the Papas, died in 2001.
Imagine all the cases we dont know about
These cases that you do not know about exist all around you. I suspect that being rich and famous accelerates the weirdness factor.
Exactly. There's so much incest going around today that 95% of the general population would be shocked if they'd look up the stats. They'd also be shocked at who molests their children (and other children). I remember hearing about a former cop who got busted several years ago. Turns out he got busted for incest with every single one of his daughters, over many years. One of them finally had enough & went to the authorities, who later confirmed that the complaints were true. I'm not even sure if he went to jail or not. I heard a rumour he had committed suicide. Others told me he was still alive. But i do remember people i know who remembered him saying that they always thought he was a great guy & an upstanding citizen. He was the last person on the planet that they would have suspected of doing this kind of stuff.
Originally Posted by Tommy Hilfinger
You just never know.
Is it a coincidence that her book is hitting the shelves soon?
So she was about 20 years old and about to be married when it happened initially...calls it rape at the start...then a decade long "consensual" relationship...and now wants to expose the whole thing just as her book is coming out so she can profit more from the publicity.
1. It's hard to believe a guy with this sickness could wait until she was 20 and so well known.
2. How can a 20 year old presumably in love and about to marry someone else ever go along with a sexually consensual relationship with her father for 10 years.
3. The timing with him dead and a book coming out makes the fact that only one side of the story can be told potentially very profitable for her.
If true it sounds like one very sick father produced one very sick daughter. But it sounds suspiciously ugly no matter how much drugs or alcohol were involved...and profitably timely.
sick all around,
Last edited by Merlot; 09-24-2009 at 09:51 PM.