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Mackenzie to appear on Oprah TODAY

Ugh this is so fucking depressing, you guys. But... wanted to let you know that Mackenzie is going to be on Oprah today. Here's an article about it:

Mackenzie Phillips Says Father, Mamas and the Papas' John Phillips, Raped Her

Mackenzie Phillips, the eldest daughter of the late John Phillips, frontman of the Mamas and the Papas, says her father raped her and that they later carried on a consensual incestuous relationship, People.com reported.

Phillips will appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Wednesday to discuss her new memoir, High on Arrival, and discuss her relationship with her father.

The former One Day at a Time star says the first time she remembers her father having sex with her was when she was 19, the night before her wedding to 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 in her memoir, according to People. She says she passed out from drugs and woke up to find her father having sex with her.

She said after she was fired from One Day at a Time because of her struggle with drugs, she went on tour with the Mamas and the Papas and her sexual relationship with her father became consensual. He wanted them to run away to a country where their sexual activities would be acceptable, she said.

"He was completely delusional," she wrote. "No, I thought, we're going to hell for this."

Mackenzie Phillips, 49, was born to John Phillips and his first wife, Susan Adams, in 1959. John Phillips fathered two other daughters, Bijou and Chynna Phillips, half-sisters to Mackenzie, who have different mothers. He also has two sons, Jeffrey and Tamerlane.

VIDEO: Phillips tells Oprah that John shot her up with heroin for the first time

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( Annie's IQ just dropped 2 points — That's So Weird! )
Sep. 23rd, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
It's horrible and shocking, as well as depressing. I didn't know she was going to be on Oprah discussing it, hopefully I can catch a rerun or something at some point. I have to give her alot of credit for going public with something like this, it easily could have been kept buried and secret. But I suppose holding in wasn't helping her drug and alchol demons. Just wow.

Oh and does it make me a horrible person that when I first heard about this my initial reaction was ... "Well now is the official nail in the Disney WILL NEVER EVER air So Weird again coffin."
Sep. 24th, 2009 05:55 am (UTC)
It's a miracle she's still alive after everything she's been through. I knew about the drugs, so this latest revelation isn't that surprising. He was a terrible person.

The entertainment reporter on one of the L.A. morning news shows was going on about it this morning: Why does she have to talk about it, it's just to promote her book, he's dead and can't respond. So abuse survivors should just keep it to themselves, because it's unpleasant? Ugh.
( Annie's IQ just dropped 2 points — That's So Weird! )