CNN.com, September 23, 2009
Published here: Friday, September 25, 2009 at 8:40 PM
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired Wednesday, Mackenzie Phillips said that she was raped by her father while still a teenager.
“I woke up that night from a blackout and found myself having sex with my own father,” Phillips read aloud from her book, “High on Arrival,” during the hour-long interview with Winfrey.
“I came out of that blackout and realized what was happening. … I slid right back into it and woke up the next morning in my own hotel room and not with him,” she continued to read. “Your father is supposed to protect you, not [expletive] you.”
John Phillips died in 2001.
Phillips, now 49, said she was 17 or 18 the first time she can remember having sex with her father.