Actress/model Bijou Phillips revealed she knew about Mackenzie Phillips and her dad John Phillipsâ€™ incestuous affair because her step-sister had told her when she was only 13 years old but she says she (Bijou) and her dad had a completely different relationship.
Bijou Phillips released the following statement:
â€œWhen I was 13, 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 thereafter Mackenzie told me it didn’t happen. Mackenzieâ€™s history with our father is hers, but also clouded with 30 years of drug abuse.
“I hope she can come to terms with this and find peace,” Bijou continues. “The life I had with my father was very different. He was Mr. Mom, encouraging and loving. The man that raised me would never be capable of doing such things, and if he was, it is heartbreaking to me to think that my family would leave me alone with him.”
She added, “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 isnâ€™t here to defend himself,” her statement concludes.
Mackenzie and her step-sister Chynna Phillips were special guests on the Oprah Winfrey Show on Friday (September 25) to further discussed the subject that as shocked millions of viewers since Wednesday (September 23) when Mackenzie revealed their biggest family secret.
More on Mackenzie & Papa John Phillips Affair:
Mackenzie Phillips Reveals Family Secret On Oprah (Video)
Mackenzie Phillips Family Secret: Sex With John Phillips, Her Papa (PHOTOS)
Chynna Phillips On Mackenzie & Papa John Phillips Affair
Bijou Phillips Pictures
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