This can't be easy for Mackenzie Phillips.
After revealing on Oprah Winfrey's show (and in her new book) that she had a 10 year incestuous sexual relationship with her father, the late John Phillips, the reaction has been mixed.
Mackenzie's half-sister Chynna Phillips spoke out about the situation and claims she was told about the incident years ago and believes her sister.
And now Mackenzie's other half sister, actress Bijou Phillips, claims she also knew about the relationship - but she doubts it ever actually happened
The 29-year-old Bijou released a statement revealing:
“When I was 13, Mackenzie told me that she had a consensual sexual relationship with our father. This news was confusing and scary, as I lived alone with my father since I was 3, I didn’t know what to believe and it didn’t help that shortly there after Mackenzie told me it didn’t happen. Mackenzie’s history with our father is hers, but also clouded with 30 years of drug abuse. I hope she can come to terms with this and find peace.
The life I had with my father was very different. He was Mr. mom, encouraging and loving. The man that raised me would never be capable of doing such things, and if he was, it is heartbreaking to me to think that my family would leave me alone with him. I understand Mackenzie’s need to come clean with a history she feels will help others, but its devastating to have the world watch as we try and mend broken fences, especially when the man in question isn’t here to defend himself.”
We have two questions. If two of Mackenzie's half-sisters new about the allegation, why didn't they confront their father or speak out about it?
But more importantly, why did Mackenzie's incestuous relationship with her dad continue? After the first time, wouldn't she have stopped it right away?
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