Mackenzie Phillips' Family Secret
In 1981, Mackenzie went on the road with her father and their band, the New Mamas & the Papas. By this time, Mackenzie says her drug use had escalated to a raging cocaine habit.
"We're touring, and I begin waking up after drug-fueled events with my pants around my ankles and my father sleeping beside me," she says. "Again, [I thought]: 'Don't think. Don't look. Just keep going.' And this happened over time. It didn't happen every day. It didn't happen every week, but it certainly happened."
John's secret sexual relationship with his daughter lasted for 10 years.
"It became a consensual relationship over time, and I know that I can't be the only one this has happened to," Mackenzie says. "Nobody's talking about this, and someone needs to put a face on not only nonconsensual incest but consensual incest, because I know it exists."