Daughter claims incestuous relationship with star father

FORMER child star Mackenzie Phillips said she had a decade-long sexual relationship with her father, leader of the 1960s group the Mamas and the Papas John Phillips, who also taught her how to roll joints and injected her with cocaine.

Mackenzie Phillips, 49, wrote in her new book, High on Arrival, she had sex with her father on the night before she was to get married in 1979 at age 19.

Phillips wrote in her book: “I woke up that night from a blackout to find myself having sex with my own father.”

John Phillips died in 2001.

She told The Oprah Winfrey Show in an interview that her siblings “definitely have a problem with this”.

Winfrey read a statement from Genevieve Waite, John Phillips’ wife at the time of the alleged abuse and Mackenzie’s stepmother.

Waite’s statement said John Phillips was “incapable, no matter how drunk or drugged he was, of having such a relationship with his own child”.

Phillips, 49, who starred on TV’s One Day at a Time, said the sexual relationship with her father ended when she became pregnant and didn’t know who had fathered the child.

She had an abortion, which her father paid for, and “and I never let him touch me again”.

Phillips said she confronted her father in the early stages of the abuse, which she described as rape.

“My dad said, ‘Raped you? Don’t you mean when we made love?’ And in that moment I thought, ‘Wow, I’m really on my own here’,” Phillips said.


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