Wednesday, September 23, 2009

What do I do with this information, Mackenzie Phillips?

Mackenzie Phillips: I Slept with My Own Father
Originally posted Tuesday September 22, 2009 07:40 PM EDT

"Don't hate my father," Mackenzie Phillips tells PEOPLE.

But in a tell-all book out Wednesday, the former childhood actress reveals that her dad, musician John Phillips of the '60s band the Mamas and the Papas, engaged with her in a long-term incestuous relationship. Phillips, 49, who has survived drug addiction, arrests and divorce, writes in the book High on Arrival that she was already a star playing a boy-crazy teen on the TV sitcom One Day at a Time when her father had sex with her on the night before she was to marry Jeff Sessler, a member of the Rolling Stones entourage, in 1979.
"On the eve of my wedding, my father showed up, determined to stop it," writes Phillips, who was 19 and a heavy drug user at the time. "I had tons of pills, and Dad had tons of everything too. Eventually I passed out on Dad's bed."
"My father was not a man with boundaries. He was full of love, and he was sick with drugs. I woke up that night from a blackout to find myself having sex with my own father."
"Had this happened before? I didn't know. All I can say is it was the first time I was aware of it." Phillips' life began to spiral out of control. In 1980, she was fired from One Day at a Time because of her constant drug use. That same year, she went to rehab – with her father. Her sexual relationship with him had become consensual.

For much more from Mackenzie's book – including her fling with Mick Jagger, what her family said about her rape accusations and her fears that she was pregnant with her own father's baby – pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now

I feel ill. The Mamas and The Papas are one of my end all be all favorite bands since the birth of music. I don't want to know this. I don't want to think about it when I listen to my favorite album. I feel like a little kid that just learned that Santa is fictitious and that dude in the suit at the mall is a charlatan.

If you need me I'll be fetal in my room weeping to Monday, Monday.


Quiet Oasis said...

Really. Why did she need to share that?! Its one thing to say you were molested. Its another to say you were an adult and willingly slept w/ your father. I believe that means she still is "sick."


Ky (Two Pretzels) said...

I am so repulsed by this I cannot even find WORDS.

a.) Unbelievable.
b.) Did she REALLY need to confess this to the public?
c.) This is a crime.

AthenaBee said...

I'm beyond DEV-UH-STATED!!!!!

Adrianne P. said...

I read this article earlier and kind of vomited a little bit in my mouth. That is a TMI moment and she needs therapy ASAP!!! Gross!!!

Iris Took said...

I have such a hard time believing something like this could happen. Drugs make you do stuff like steal, kill, make out with your friend's husband, not have sex with your father....continuously. It makes me sick to even write it. Mental derangement is the only phrase that can come to mind for me to describe this.

wrestling kitties said...

I am with everyone else, this whole thing really makes me sick. Like my stomach hurts sick.