Ex-Wives Of John Phillips Say Mackenzie Lying About Incest!

Sep. 24 2009, Published 3:14 p.m. ET

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Two ex-wives of Mamas And The Papas front man John Phillips said that Mackenize Phillips shocking claims that she was involved in a torrid, ten-year affair with her father are false.

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“She told me, then she called me back and said, ‘You know I’m joking,’ ” Michelle Phillips told The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday. “I said it wasn’t funny. Mackenzie said, ‘I guess we have different senses of humor.’"

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Michelle, when told that Mackenzie said she held in the info to protect her father's legacy, responded: “She’s really protecting his legacy now, isn’t she?”

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According to Michelle, “John was a bad parent, and a drug addict. But expletive deleted his daughter? If she thinks it’s true, why isn’t she with a good psychiatrist on a couch? I think it’s unconscionable that Oprah would let her do her show. I have every reason to believe it’s untrue. Oprah should be more judicious about who she has on her show.

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"Mackenzie has a lot of mental illness. She’s had a needle stuck up her arm for 35 years. She was arrested for heroin and coke just recently.  She did Celebrity Rehab and now she writes a book. The whole thing is timed ... Mackenzie is jealous of her siblings, who have accomplished a lot and did not become drug addicts."

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Another one of John's exes, Genevieve Waite Phillips, also denied the possibility of an incestuous affair.

"I am stunned by Mackenzie's terrible allegations about her father," she said in a statement. I would often complain to John about her overly familiar attitude toward him and he would tell me that was just her way. John was a good man, who had the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction. He was incapable, no matter how drunk or drugged he was, of having such a relationship with his own child."

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Mackenzie Phillips' new biography, High On Arrival, is in stores now.



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