Mackenzie Phillips' Big Regret About Revealing Her Incest Secret On ‘Oprah’
Huffington Post - 11 months
When former child star Mackenzie Phillips dropped the bombshell on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 2009 that she'd had a 10-year sexual relationship with her famous father, Mamas and Papas member John Phillips, everyone was shocked -- including her family, by their own accounts.
Michelle Phillips, Mackenzie's former stepmother and Mamas and Papas member, expressed outrage that Mackenzie was appearing on TV instead of sitting on a therapist's couch. John's wife at the time of the alleged abuse, Genevieve Waite, issued a firm statement of denial. Even Mackenzie's supportive half-sisters, Chyna and Bijou, were devastated by the story. (John Phillips had passed away in 2001.)
Given the family reaction, the public frenzy and the ongoing pain that resulted in the wake of her reveal, it's natural to wonder if Mackenzie now regrets anything about how the events played out nearly seven years ago.
Oprah asks the 56-year-old this very question when the two sit down for a fo
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