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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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Lovejac23    

This is so sickening and disheartening. :( She was'nt a child---19 and still having sex with dad? Waiting till he passed on to make such allegations? YES---Alligations because he is not hear to defend himself. Not saying she's lying, but she's been a drug whore pretty much from the get go, could use the money after spending it all on drugs, I'm sure. Why didn't she speak up then? Sick.

1825 days ago
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Sue Wong    

I believe her. This sort of thing went on in the 70's but it was hush-hush. I lived in a small town and there were crazy things happening behind close doors.

1825 days ago
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Sue Wong    

Back in 1977 a friend confided to myself and another friend that her father had molested her. He would also burn her with cigarettes if she smoked. According to her, he said she would start screwing around soon and he might as well be the one. This girl spent the next 3 years in care of the state until she turned 18.

1825 days ago
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Teenie    

i feel bad for her. i hope she can get on with her life without drugs.

1825 days ago
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melissa    

Im sorry if he were alive...DO YALL REALLY THINK HE WOULD ADMIT TO THAT? I dont think so!! ITs not sad..its sick!!!

1825 days ago
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jakeman    

Get thee to a good doc...Oprah will mess your mind up worser!

1825 days ago
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sandie    

For the people who think that because she was 19 it was a consensual act and therefore she is not a victim.....get thee to Afghanistan...over there if a women is raped she shames the family and gets abused or executed in an honour killing. I thought the rapist was the bad one....apparantly some think otherwise. If that is what you think please go to a country where such sick perverted behavior is sanctioned. Of course she was just as sick....drug addled, and desparate for daddy's love....all daughters want daddy's love....most daddy's give that love in appropriate ways....he didn't...he drugged her up and so on. Don't blame her, just because was was 19 doesn't mean she was mature enough, or equipped with the tools to actually stop it!

1825 days ago
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Politico Pablo    

It's time for you to just shut up, and go away. No one wants to hear your BS anymore. Go to rehab.

1825 days ago
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sara    

You should have had another choice in your poll - "Keep it to yourself, your therapist, and your family".

She may be telling the truth but I sure as hell don't care to hear about her very sick family dysfunction. There was no need to tell the world.

1825 days ago
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g girl    

IT TAKES A LOT OF GUTS FOR HER TO COME OUT AND TRY TO UNDER STAND HER PAST. SHE WAS GROOMED AS A CHILD. GOD BLESS HER AND ALL WOMEN WHO BLAME THEM SELF AND LIVE IN SHAME AND SECRETS. LET THE TRUTH BE HEARD.

1825 days ago
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James    

She is credible. She comes out looking like a whore.Who would want to give their dad,blood-father, a B.J? That makes me sick. No one would want to admit this. Hopefully,she has helped many. This is more common than any of us think. Interpol says most porn ,kiddie porn is filmed by the fathers. Sick idiots. But I hope this doesn't cause a Salem Witch Hunt.Now every teen girl who gets grounded will start making things up.The cops still have to go on evidence.

1825 days ago
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Julia    

I've done a little checking and the timelines don't add up! And I believe she is lying!!! Why is it that when washed up has beens actors decide to write a book.....it's "I was abused" and it's a story about a man who's dead and can't defend himself!
She claims she wrote the book to help people. Who is she helping?
If that were true she should start with herself first and then go to work at a place for abused people in private! The only reason she choose to write this book is for the MONEY and that's it!

1825 days ago
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cheri    

IT DOES NOT ADD UP--------------She says she was 18 or 19 and it went on for 10 yrs and then she had an abortion----------she is now 49 with a 22 yr old son---which means she was 27 when he was born---

SHE IS A DRUG ADDICT TRYING TO SELL A BOOK -AND SHE FIGURES THIS WILL SELL BOOKS--AND I DO NOT BELIEVE FOR A MINUTE THAT SHE WAS EVER CLEAN FOR 15 YEARS-- I THINK SHE IS STILL USING AND WANTS MONEY TO SUPPORT HER HABIT

ARE HER PARENTS TO BLAME? YES--------BUT-- Her story is the same old junkie story-----tell any lie to get what you want---make people feel sorry for you----------what will it be next? Her father made her have sex with him and his friends? I do not believe her but I do hope that she can get straight some day but I do not think she is straight now.

1824 days ago
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penelope    

Was she so busy having sex with her father and the husbands she didn't have time to stop at the 7-11 and pick up a few dozen condoms????? I like the part about Daddy wanting to take her away and live as husband and wife raising the other kiddies. This is an ugly woman. She was not a pretty girl. Daddy was rich, famous and good looking, his wives were and are beautiful. This "I did drugs and had sex with my Daddy" is a psychotic charade to be "special" - nothing but a sick cry for attention.

1824 days ago
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maria    

Victims of incest are rarely believed, and often blamed.

1824 days ago
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