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

9/24/2009 7:00 AM 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."

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46.

josie    

DEAR ABBEY, learn how to spell you worthless thing......

1669 days ago
47.

Garland    

Sheesh, there are more posts & angry rants about Mackenzie Phillips than the other 7 stories posted here.

I agree with posters that we shouldn't judge her at all, & she has been through a whole lot. It may appear that she's doing all fo this for a book, though.

1669 days ago
48.

cece1307    

How can you write such harsh things about a person you don't even know? Your not helping the world your making it worse.

1669 days ago
49.

Dagoth Jeff    

That's effing effed up. An effing skizzank and an effing molester of all effing molesters. I don't have too effing much to say about this effed up shizzle. If there's an effing Hell, I guess they can both eff each other for all effing eternity in complete effing bliss. Word.

1669 days ago
50.

hopeturbo    

ROFLMAO!!!!! look at these religious people hollering we will pray for the sicko ..Maybe your christians should pray for yourselves cause I can walk into ANY church and see a half naked little girl running around while the old men eyeing it up like candy not to mention the older women showing off as much as they can show right in front of kids! sickos praying for sickos lol

1669 days ago
51.

George Davis    

Want to read something else? Go to garthurdavis for some mainstream dark drama reading.

1669 days ago
52.

Terry    

I dont like the motiviation of this deal. It would not suprise me this happened to her however what is her motiviation at this time? Make money? Is she in rehab/recovery? My guess would be NO she needs money to fuel her addictions. I dont mean that in a bad way and I like her but what is the motivation here?

1669 days ago
53.

Sue    

THIS IS BEYOND SICK. I WILL NOT BUY YOUR BOOK TO READ ABOUT YOUR DISCUSTING INCEST WITH YOUR OWN FATHER. AND TO SAY HE WASN'T A BAD MAN. IT WAS THE DRUGS. GIVE ME A BREAK!! DRUGS AND ALCOHAL JUST BRINGS OUT WHAT PPL WANT TO DO ANYWAY!! THIS SHOULD HAVE BE KEPT PRIVATE BETWEEN FAMILY MEMBERS AND THERAPIST. NOT THE WORLD. YOU JUST GAVE THE GREEN LIGHT TO ALL THE PERVERTS WHO ALREADY HAVE INCESTUOUS THOUGHTS. TO THINK IT IS O.K. I AM SOOO ANRY AT MAZINE PHILLUPS RIGHT NOW!! ANYONE WHO HAS SEX WITH THIER OWN KIDS SHOULD BE PUT IN JAIL. UNTIL THEY DIE....ANY GO TO HELL....

1669 days ago
54.

dmc    

This is your brain on drugs ............

1669 days ago
55.

Trizone    

There is no interest on my part to spend hard earned money to continue to support the lifestyle of a self-absorbed has been celebrity. I don't need to hear this or care one way or another. Good luck with your disgusting trash.

1669 days ago
56.

jj    

im glad she spoke out ,i dont think she did it for fame or money or attention ,i think it was guilt and the fact that she was coming clean to her self.but the whole 10 year love affair with her dad is wrong on so maney levels,but ppl make mistakes and drugs change you and alter your mind.so it was her past and she spoke out when she was ready .i cant belive how many horrible things ppl are saying when its a fact that noone is perfect..

1669 days ago
57.

CARLEA    

eeewwww!!! this is some crazy insestuous white people nastiness. 19? WTF... you can hardly call that child abuse...that's plain and simply having sex with your father. this is sick and disgusting...made me throw up in my mouth. i hope she's making it up to sell her books..but then that would be crazy too...she's nuts either way.

1669 days ago
58.

snickers    

"There is a time for everything" and that time is when I am out of money, drugs and no game show will hire me.

1669 days ago
59.

Sam    

As I listened to Mackenzie speak on Oprah, I was quite troubled by her repeated use of the term "consensual" in reference to her father's abuse. It is impossible for a child to have a consensual sexual relationship with his/her parent. Mackenzie Phillips was obviously involved in John Philips' ongoing abuse of her, but certainly not as a willing participant and her use of the word "consensual" doesn't make it so. Sadly, she is still taking responsibility for his sick and depraved actions, an all-too-common trait among those who have been abused.

Everything about her childhood and adolescence was skewed, twisted, and completely backwards. She, for lack of a better word, was programmed by her father to behave in a certain way and taught to accept things that were unacceptable. In teaching her/treating her the way he did, her father took away her ability to "consent." Obviously, the excessive use of drugs only contributed to an already horrific situation.

For anyone to blame her for how she coped with her fractured family life, lack of loving and safe parents, and these horrible experiences is heartless and shameful. Many unspeakable things happen behind closed doors in seemingly "normal" families every day. If this is the first time you've heard of such abuses, consider yourself lucky but don't visit your ignorance on the survivors of such horrors.

1669 days ago
60.

Art    

WELL, If NOBODY cares, what are ya'all hanging out here posting messages? Why bother if you really dont care about MacKenzie. What happened to her is an outrage, and you can never blame the child. The PARENT should have known better. Mackenzie has been in the darkness most of her life, time to get therapy and come up from the depressing truth. Yes there is redemption, yes, there is rehabilitation, yes, there is sunshine and green meadow. Give her a chance. This may be her road to a better life.

1669 days ago
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