Though Chynna says she would have preferred that her family saga not play out on the world's stage, she says her focus is on forgiving and supporting her family. "In my faith, as a Christian, God has told me that I need to forgive," she says. "It's a lifelong process. I'm not going to digest this information [overnight]. It's 13 years later, and I still haven't." 

During her own childhood, Chynna says her father never made sexual advances toward her. She lived with her mother and only saw her father about every two years, she says. "I'm not going to say it was all glorious and perfect and birds flying around. No, there were some serious drugs that I saw going on," she says. "But the memories that I do hold onto of my father are the ones of us taking walks on the beach, writing songs together, laughing."


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