Just when I thought nothing in Hollywood could shock me, Mackenzie Phillips drops a bombshell.
The 49-year-old troubled actress appears on Oprah Wednesday to promote her new autobiography, High on Arrival, and took the opportunity to reveal that her dad, John Phillips of the Mamas and Papas shot her up with heroin for the first time, and forced a sexual relationship upon her which lasted for years.
….. 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.
Mackenzie Phillips also discusses the time when Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger seduced her.
I knew about the Mackenzie Phillips Mick Jagger thing, but this sex with her dad secret totally took me by surprise.
It’s hard to know if Mackenzie Phillips is telling truth – she is an ex-junkie after all. But hey, it was the 60s and there were lots of drugs involved, so you never know.
I can’t wait to hear what her half-sisters Bijou Phillips and Chynna Phillips have to say about all of this.