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Front Page: Mackenzie Phillips Reveals Incest With Star Father

  • In an episode of Oprah that will air today, Mackenzie Phillips reveals that she was raped by her father, John Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas. — People
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Akasha Akasha 8 years
A friend of mine was abused by her grandfather, after years of this she told her mother that she didn't like going over there and begged not to have to go. She didn't tell her parent's about the abuse until she found out that he did the same thing to her cousin. When she finally spoke up her whole family except her mother and stepmother turned against her and refuses to speak to her. Her cousin told everyone except her brother, who she admitted it to, that she's lying and that they were never touched. It's taken her quite a few years to get past the fact that its not her fault and that finally speaking up was the only way for her to heal. It's really sad that she is now being emotionally abused by her family after what she's been through. They are a disgusting group and will email, and text her the most vile things, and call her the most disgusting names. It's so sad.
sidra5397 sidra5397 8 years
I think she's calling it consensual because she probably feels a lot of guilt for what went on with her father. It'll probably be years before she fully realizes that no matter how long this went on, having been raped by her father and then lost in drugs for so long, is what is making her feel as though it was consensual and the onus is on her. I don't even want to imagine how it destroyed her grip on reality and made her a victim of her father's perversity.
nyxmoxie nyxmoxie 8 years
You'd think that being the daughter of celebrities would be a dream come true but it seems that many celebrities end up messing up their children. So yea while my parents weren't rich, they loved me and didn't mess me up. Man I don't even know what to say. I disagree with MP, she may call it consensual, but I think her father took advantage of her and raped her. That's just how I see it. I don't care if he had his nice moments in life, you shouldn't mess up your children this way. No wonder she's been so messed up. If this is the truth...I hope its the truth and she didn't lie to sell her book.
cordata cordata 8 years
Thanks for sharing your story, Anonymous
vmruby vmruby 8 years
My heart goes out to her.I hope her father is burning in hell.As for Mick Jagger I've always thought he was a lowlife sleaze and now I see why I did. I really,really, hope Mackenzie finds peace someday.....
Libragirl Libragirl 8 years
This is so sad, I believe these things happened to her. Her father was on drugs and she was too. Everything is twisted and awful. Where was her mother when all this was going on? I always wondered why her life was so complicated and messed up, she's been in the news before about drug problems, etc. Her life has alway been such a mess, now we know why...........
blondeyy blondeyy 8 years
What a horrible story. I grew up watching "One Day At A Time". I loved the show. How sad for her.... :(
totygoliguez totygoliguez 8 years
The only thing I have to say is that she is very brave to tell the world. This was not a probably easy thing to do. What a sick individual her father was.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 8 years
I'm watching this on Tivo right now, and it was actually her STEPmom who said it wasn't true, not her real mother. I volunteered as a peer advocate for sexual assault victims, and we always lamented the fact that people are so quick to accuse victims of lying. In reality, only 2% of rapes are falsely reported, which is the same as any other crime. In addition, the thing we always said was, why would anyone want to make this up? No one wants that kind of attention. Another thing I learned as an advocate is that people are always quick to blame and judge sexual assault victims because it makes them feel more in control of their own lives. @ Anon #13 - I'm so sorry to hear about your experience. If you were coerced, then you were coerced regardless of whether your cousin was close to your age. It's great that you plan on discussing this with a professional. Good luck!
ccsugar ccsugar 8 years
I agree, dleighl. Her mom already came out slamming Mackenzie, saying it's not true.
dleighl dleighl 8 years
I'm probably going to get yelled at, but it might not be true. She's not exactly credible, and he's not alive to defend himself. If it is true, then I agree that he is a horrible, horrible man.
fribblesandyoko fribblesandyoko 8 years
I heard about this on the radio today and cringed the entire time. I can't even imagine what she's been through and the issues she might have now... Wow :(
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I agree with Zivanod -- my thoughts exactly. Her struggle with life now makes more sense. Her father and Mick Jagger are sick men.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
I didnt realize he had been dead for 8 years.. Such a horribly sad story.
qteepie qteepie 8 years
Runningesq I love your coment, it is exatly what i would have write
runningesq runningesq 8 years
Hills: (1) Even "consensual" sex can be rape. If a 13 year old willingly (not held against her force, active participant) has sex with a 22 year old, it's still rape. She CAN'T consent because she's not of age to do so. (2) Why did she tell the world? well, I can't speak for her, but I imagine that opening up with her story may empower other victims to come forward with THEIR stories... and start counseling/ healing/ perhaps pressing criminal charges. sharing these types of horrible abuse can help others feel that they are truely victims and that abuse is NEVER THE VICTIM'S FAULT. It's completely awful what happened to her and I hope her story encourages other victims to do what they need to do.
Love-and-Sex Love-and-Sex 8 years
Hills, I agree with you that the language that's used — by MacKenzie or anyone —can be confusing when it comes to issues of rape/molestation/incest. But basically, he molested/raped his daughter. She subsequently became a drug addict. And even if, as an adult, she continued to have sex with her father — she was still being abused (and she was drug addled on top of it so probably wasn't able to think straight). I don't think anything that begins in rape can be unproblematically called a consensual affair. The power dynamic here is mind-boggling — not only was he older than MacKenzie, he was her father. No wonder she got messed up on drugs.
weffie weffie 8 years
what a sick, sad story... this gives me the creepies all over! poor girl...
hills hills 8 years
ok im confused so did he rape her or was she ok with it being on drugs, i don't understand the whole 'ten year affair thing' thats been reported, its one of the most disgusting things iv'e ever heard, plus i can't imagine why she told the world about this, i can't see it being a positive thing to put out there at all, im kinda disgusted that its even made news, if he raped her i feel for her so much and i hope she can help other people its happend to, but other than that its just plain awful.
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
It's no wonder she has had a hard time dealing with life. Sometimes all you want to do is forget your demons. That's sad.
kty kty 8 years
the whole thing is sick and sad....i'm very shocked that a dad would do those things to his own daughter.i hope and pray that she finds a way to forgive herself,her dad and be at peace with herself....very sad story
spotlessdream spotlessdream 8 years
This is the reason why young girls with sexual problems of misconduct like molestation, abuse, rape, etc always think it's their fault. People refer to problems like she was a grown woman making conscious decisions. She was abused/raped first which made her agree when she was older. She knew no different.
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