The Mackenzie Phillips publicity train chugs on today – she was just on “Oprah” reflecting on her family’s reaction to her recent revelation that she had a sexual relationship with her father. She called her stepmother Michelle Phillips‘ harsh reaction “unkind” and said her younger sister Bijou has yet to contact her. Bijou hasn’t stayed silent when it comes to the press, however. The Scientologist (and sometimes actress/model who is engaged to Danny Masterson) released a statement revealing that her ex-junkie big sister told her about the incest when she was practically still a kid. Yikes.
“When I was 13,” says Bij, “Mackenzie told me that she had a consensual sexual relationship with our father. This news was confusing and scary, as I lived alone with my father since I was 3. I didn’t know what to believe, and it didn’t help that shortly there after Mackenzie told me it didn’t happen. Mackenzie’s history with our father is hers, but also clouded with 30 years of drug abuse.”
She adds, “I understand Mackenzie’s need to come clean with a history she feels will help others, but it’s devastating to have the world watch as we try and mend broken fences, especially when the man in question isn’t here to defend himself.”
MacKenzie’s other sister, Wilson Phillips‘ singer Chynna Phillips, was also on “Oprah” today declaring support and forgiveness for her sis. Coincidentally (as all these Hollywood things are, natch), Chynna’s Christian rock album is also being released this week. Go figure. [Photo: GettyImages]