In Mackenzie Phillips’ book that hits bookstores on Wednesday, the former child-star reveals that her dad, musician John Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas, engaged with her in a long-term sexual relationship. Read more for details on Mackenzie Phillips’ dark secret below.
Mackenzie Phillips, 49, who has battled drug addiction for much of her life, wrote that she was on the TV sitcom “One Day at a Time” when her father John had sex with her on the night before she was to marry Jeff Sessler (a member of the Rolling Stones entourage).
“On the eve of my wedding, my father showed up, determined to stop it,” writes Phillips, who was 19 and a big-time 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. For a moment I was in my body, in that horrible truth, and then I slid back into a blackout.”
Phillips’ life began to go downhill quickly. In 1980, she was fired from One Day at a Time because of her serious drug use. That year she went into rehab with her father. Mackenzie even toured with him in a band called the New Mamas and the Papas. During that time her sexual relationship with her father became consensual.
“I was a fragment of a person, and my secret isolated me,” she writes.
“One night Dad said, ‘We could just run away to a country where no one would look down on us. There are countries where this is an accepted practice. Maybe Fiji.’
“He was completely delusional. No, I thought, we’re going to hell for this.”
Mackenzie will make an appearance on Oprah this Wednesday.
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