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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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76.

sensible grandma    

The man is not here to defend himself. She should have accused him when he was alive. Now it looks lioke she is just trying to grab some headlines. She needs alot of counseling.

1852 days ago
77.

Vmax    

Well, she looks like crap and had sex with her father. If this isn't a screaming message to stay away from drugs, nothing is.

1852 days ago
78.

priscillA    

It's so sad how many people are questioning her intentions and whether if it is true or not. I see why there is so many sick perverted people like her father out there. Because unless it happens to you, you think it doesn't happen. That is why some many children don't tell because they are afraid that no one will believe them. I commend her for bringing this out in public. The more people who do this, the less likely this type of perversion will happen because they will be afraid of getting caught. UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN IN SIMILAR SITUATIONS...KEEP YOUR DAMN MOUTH SHUT!!!!

1852 days ago
79.

DollarBill    

AWARDS! Mac has been nominated for a Life Time Achievement award by the Academy of Crazy Forking Redheads! She is also a contender in the John Holmes Memorial Father Daughter Team Doubles. Her name was withdrawn as a recipient for a Sex Etiquette Eighth Grade Manners Diploma for continuous bad behavior and setting a bad example to other over privileged children. The Heidi Fliess Bad Business Woman’s Award: Smile, Swallow and Shut Up Category has been overwhelmed with supporting votes for Mac and she may even exceed Linda Lovelace’s record of redemption and recovery. In early balloting, NADDLA says she is a contender for the Dirty, Damaged and Different Crown. Way to Go, Mac! We can hardly wait for the next chapter of your exemplary life...

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1852 days ago
80.

Raejean    

The difference is that you communicate it with your therapist and family privately for the sake of healing, rather than splash it all over the news and in a book whereby you can make some money from the gross revelation.

I really don't believe her, but druggies have been known to do weird things, so if there is the slightest possibility it's true and not just a fantasy of hers, I still have no respect for the way she's chosen to deal with it. I also have my own take on-even if it did happen at his instigation once in a drugged haze-what on earth does she have to gain by saying another TEN CONSENSUAL YEARS followed?

Shut up, woman, go talk to your shrink, give us a break.

1852 days ago
81.

bvidot    

I don't understand why celebrities have to write these "tell all" books. Yes, tell it to your therapist, write it in a journal, but do not go public with it. No one really cares what she "consentually" did with her father for ten years - allegedly. There are many people who have suffered awful indignities in their lives, but they don't go writing books about it, and they don't stand on a soapbox in the park telling everyone. They go to therapy even if it means for the rest of their lives, they confront their abuser. They deal with it all privately and hopefully with a good support system of friends and family, those they can trust.

If she cared anything about her son - she never should have written this book. How is she going to explain this all to him? Is this how he is going to view life, that it's okay to abuse a family member? I see therapy for him for a real long time.

It seems she wrote the book for money. I hope no one buys it. Plenty of tell all books out there about druggies. Let's not glorify people with addictions of any sort. Many many people are fighting addictions every day. She was not a victim in that whole situation with her father. The drugs yes, but not a 10 year incestuous relationship with her father.

1852 days ago
82.

Yolanda Nixon    

I want her more than ever now.

1852 days ago
83.

moveover    

A 30 yr. cokehead junkie will do anything, say anything ... sell anyone down the river ... in order to get more money for their habit. This appears to be a classic example and doesn't seem out of character for her, unfortunately. Those who know her best think this is all BS. She should be ashamed of herself, but I'm sure she isn't.

1852 days ago
84.

agent209t    

who cares

1852 days ago
85.

Lippy Loo    

Mac is a disgusting vile little pig. She is a liar and how in the hell can she even remember from moment to the next? She was always high as a kite! She needs the money to score more crack!

1852 days ago
86.

GotSomethingToSay    

You ever think that it just might be possible a drug addict such as Mackenzie, could have baked so many brain cells and connections that her perception of reality is a little off. I would take anything she says with a grain of salt given her past.

1852 days ago
87.

pattijen    

I understand victims needing to reveal their secrets and deal with their demons. However, I don't understand why Mackenzie didn't do that with her own personal therapist instead of revealing it to the whole world and humiliating her entire family in the process. What was the point? It makes me suspicious of her motives.

1852 days ago
88.

Firefly    

She said this morning on the Today Show that it was only consensual for the last two years out of the ten. Months and even years would go by without any thing happening. Then once again she would find herself disheveled and her panties pulled down to her ankles upon wakening and realize that her father had molested her again. She would be so messed up that she didn't realize it was even happening. What has me scratching my head is she said yesterday that she told him no more when he wanted the relationship to become romantic and they could move to another country where they don't frown on this kind of behavior. He said That they would raise her kid as their own. But this morning she said she put a stop to it after he made her pregnant and paid for the abortion. Which one is it? I believe the incest happened, I just can't understand why she let it go on for so long without telling anybody. Was she still living at home from the age of 19 -29? Even when she was married? I guess drugs can make you do things that you normally wouldn't do. It breaks down all your moral barriers and makes you think in warped ways. Even if she did LOVE her dad.

1852 days ago
89.

s.b    

Nice looking chick.

1852 days ago
90.

DesertKayaker    

Hey, Mac, are you lookin' for sympathy or another grab at "fame and fortune" with this? Go get yourself some help, woman. You definitely need it.

1852 days ago
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