Betty on the News: Bijou Phillips “Heartbroken” Over Family Incest
The actress and half-sister of Mackenzie Phillips said it was ‘heartbreaking’ to know that her family left her alone with their incestuous dad as kid
-Margeaux Baulch Klein
Actress Bijou Phillips, best known for her roles in the films Bully and Havoc, spoke out in a statement on Friday that she knew that her half-sister Mackenzie Phillips had an incestuous relationship with their father, John Phillips of the Mamas and Papas, and that it was “heartbreaking” to think that her family left her alone with him, knowing what he did.
In a statement read by Oprah Winfrey on her Friday show, Phillips also revealed that she was only 13 when Mackenzie told her about the sexual relationship she had with the elder Phillips. But Mackenzie, in an appearance to tell her story and promote her book, High on Arrival, however was adamant to Oprah that their dad “had changed his ways as much as he was able to” by that time and that she had felt Bijou Phillips was safe. (Fox News)