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Mackenzie Phillips' admission that her father, '60s rock icon John Phillips, raped her when she was 19 and that the incestuous relationship did not stop there has brought a variety of responses from her extended family.
The One Day at a Time star read excerpts from her memoir, High on Arrival, on the Oprah Winfrey Show today, where she also talked about the drug problems and depression that have plagued her for most of her life.
Phillips' says that she finally put a stop to the sex 10 years after it started when she became pregnant and, suspecting that John could be the dad, she had an abortion.
"It was one of those moments where you're either going to live or die," she told Oprah. "I don't mean death. I mean, wake up dead. Dead to feeling. Dead to reality."