60s’ music icon Davy Jones knew Mackenzie Phillips as a child and told RadarOnline.com exclusively that he stands by her allegations of sexual abuse by her father John Phillips.
“I think maybe she’s reaching out for a solution to a problem that did or didn’t happen,” the former Monkee’s frontman told RadarOnline.com during the Macys and American Express Passport AIDS fundraiser in Los Angeles on Thursday. “If she said it did happen, I believe it did.”
“You can’t not not believe that this is something that happened,” Jones added. “It might have been drug induced. She might have been in a different place at the time. She had heroin inside her, she had coke inside her and who knows what that does.”
Since revealing shocking news on the Oprah Winfrey show last week, Mackenzie has drawn both support and criticism from family and friends as to the veracity of her claims.
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“I have every reason to believe it’s untrue,” Mackenzie’s stepmother, former Mama’s & Papa’s member, Michelle Phillips said during a recent interview.
“Oprah should be more judicious about who she has on her show.”
In an exclusive interview with RadarOnline.com, The Mama’s & Papa’s Cass Elliot’s daughter, Owen Elliot defended Mackenzie’s allegations. “Mackenzie is my best friend and I know that she would never make up a story like this. I don’t know anyone who would make up a story like this. I absolutely back her up 100 percent.”
As for why Mackenzie chose to reveal the allegations in such a public way, Davy Jones explained: “Burt Reynolds just came out of rehab. We’ve got all of these characters going into rehab to kick booze or drugs or whatever. Maybe this is her rehab.”