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Mackenzie -- 'There's a Time for Everything'

9/24/2009 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

With members of her own family attacking her credibility, Mackenzie Phillips hit the streets of NY last night and defended her decision to go public with the story of her incestuous decade long affair with own father.

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Although her father John died in 2001 and can't defend himself ... the 49-year-old "One Day at a Time" simply explained her decision by saying, "There's a time for everything."

And, of course, there's a time to sell books ....

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46.

JustSayin    

Hey #38, PAhairston........I dont get it...????????????

1765 days ago
47.

CousinOliver    

Whatta skank! Her and Oprah both! (Oprah seemed to think it was cute when Mackenzie was talking about Mick Jagger's plans to seduce her as an underage teen. Yeech!) Why not really exploit her story and call episode ONE DAD AT A TIME?

1765 days ago
48.

Gina    

whosss yur daddy...your comment is very disturbing. If this is true, I find it alarming that anyone would find demented humor in it. It is very hard for me to believe that Mackenzie would put herself out there for all this ridicule by admitting it was a consensual decision. I don’t care how much money she could make on this book, no one would want to set them self up for this kind of torture.

1765 days ago
49.

mom    

Could she not have just told all of this to a therapist and written it down in a journal? Why does she feel the public needs to know this? And TMZ--you are just feeding into the whole sick every time you post something about it. Shame on you.

1765 days ago
50.

a c liles    

I can hear the comments during the book pitch meeting:

PUBLISHER: "Well, what sort of sensationalism does she have to offer?"

MP's AGENT: "Drugs?"

PUBLISHER: "Old news"

MP'S AGENT: "Rock and roll?"

PUBLISHER: "Ancient History"

MP's Agent: "Incest?"

PUBLISHER: "Bingo!"

1765 days ago
51.

Bren    

I can't think of why she would want to come out with something like that if it were a lie. I don't think she would have wrote about it in the first place if it were a lie. I can definately see how it would help her heal, since her whole life was in public view, and she probably wants to set the world straight about why she is the way she is.

1765 days ago
52.

ddberry    

I completely believe her, it explains so much. The one stepmother is actually backing up her claim in her denial statement. As for her coming out with this after his death and him not being able to defend himself, who doubts he would have denied it anyway.

1765 days ago
53.

Honey    

In response to PAhairston. Why didn't you also include in your post what happened to Lot's daughters. Both died in Sodom and Gomorrah which God destroyed with fire and brimstone because of the cities wickedness.

1765 days ago
54.

Linda Mott    

Even though it isn't the child's fault, they don't want to confront the parent that molested them. Often the parent denies the molestation. The man who held the child for 18 years tried to tell everyone that he did nothing wrong. She went through enough and was afraid some smut magazine or blackmailer would use the attack on her to embarrassed her.

1765 days ago
55.

Informed    

There is something everyone is forgetting here, she was a willing participant so she is not a victim.

1765 days ago
56.

The Dude    

Being soul-less enough to say you screwed your dad for 10 years, is not far from being soul-less enough to actually have done it.

1765 days ago
57.

rose    

i believe anything that happens in that movie star environment. the same thing happened in canada when a father ran off with his fourteen year old daughter. when found seven years later she had two children with him. he was a playboy also and a con and fraud artist.

1765 days ago
58.

saysaki    

at 19 years old, if my father came on to me i would have took something and beat the sh*t out of him every time i saw him then to have a ten year relationship like that with him yeah one of us would be dead. she sounds like she is bragging about it.

1765 days ago
59.

CousinOliver    

How long before her son comes out with a tell-all called COMING MOTHER?

1765 days ago
60.

OscarP    

As sick and wrong as this whole thing is, I have a bad feeling that it probably is true. She admitted that it was a consensual sexual relationship after she was a full grown adult woman and she doesn't seem to fully grasph how WRONG that is. If she had made it up just for the cash she woulda just said she had been molested and that's why she became a drug addict.

1765 days ago
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