Phillips Fires Back At Stepmum Over 'Unkind' Comments

MACKENZIE PHILLIPS has accused her stepmother of "protecting the abuser" after taking aim at the actress over her shocking revelation she had a decade-long sexual relationship with her father JOHN.
Michelle Phillips spoke out about her stepdaughter's claims hours after MACkenzie appeared on U.S. talk show Oprah on Wednesday (23Sep09) to promote her new memoir, which details the sick romance.
The former Mamas & The Papas singer told The Hollywood Reporter's Roger Friedman, "John was a bad parent, and a drug addict... (but) if she thinks it's true, why isn't she with a good psychiatrist on a couch...? I have every reason to believe it's untrue... MACkenzie has a lot of mental illness. She's had a needle stuck up her arm for 35 years."
Re-appearing on Oprah on Friday (25Sep09), MACkenzie said, "When Michelle found out I was writing this book, she vowed to do everything she could to discredit me... Either she's protecting the Mamas & The Papas brand for her own reasons or she's having a textbook reaction, she's embarrassed, sweep it under the carpet, protect the abuser, deny the person who's still living... I don't have a history of mental illness, I have a history of addiction. That is not mental illness.
"I feel bad that Michelle would do this... It seems so unkind and ungenerous (sic) to lash out in this way."
MACkenzie's stepsister Bijou has also criticised the actress for going public with rape and incest claims against their father, who formed the Mamas & The Papas, and Phillips reveals she spent a month before the big reveal on Oprah trying to prepare her family for the shocker.
She adds, "I've been trying... to try and bring this family together so we could deal with this... as a group that faces this together."


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