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Mackenzie Phillips family secret is out – I slept with my own father

Mackenzie Phillips

Mackenzie Phillips

Mackenzie Phillips, 49 will be on the Oprah show tomorrow, and Valerie Bertinelli will join the show to give her old co-star much needed support. In the Oprah promotion video, Mackenzie Phillips talks about being along in a room with Mick Jagger who told her he waiting for this since she was 10. She also mentions that her dad (John Phillips from the Mama’s and Papa’s) was the first one to shoot her up. And on the Oprah show, Mackenzie will reveal her family secret she’s kept for 31 years. In August of 2008, she was busted for cocaine possession, and this will be her first interview since that bust. REUTERS/Fred Prouser photo.

Mackenzie Phillips has a new book, High on Arrival coming out tomorrow, and according to People magazine, the secret that Mackenzie Phillips will reveal to Oprah tomorrow is that she slept with her own father on the night before her wedding 31 years ago.  Her father was trying to keep her from getting married, and Mackenzie blacked out during the night several times. 

Oprah Show Video Promo for Mackenzie Phillips

Min bio from IMBD: Mackenzie Phillips, was known for her role in the 1973 hit movie American Graffiti. Two years later, she got the role that changed her life in the 1975 sitcom “One Day at a Time”. The show was an instant success, and everything was going well until the third season was launched, when she was arrested for cocaine possession and lied about the incident on her uncredited appearance on “Dinah and Her New Best Friends”(1976). During the run of the 1979-1980 season, Mackenzie started to fall off the deep end. The producers didn’t know what was wrong – she started getting tired and showing up late for rehearsals. On the set she was incoherent and the producers gave her a six week leave of absence. In 1980, she was fired from the series, went to rehab, then returned in the fall of 1981. Sadly, in 1983, she fell asleep during a rehearsal. Producer Patricia Fass Palmer told her that she had to take another drug test, but she refused and left. She has since recovered and returned to acting.

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