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What did John Phillips do to his daughter?

Asked by Josiah Randall

Paul Gardner

Paul Gardner
BA, Contributor

This week the headline-making news comes from John Phillips's 49-year old daughter, Mackenzie Phillips (whose mother is Susan Adams Phillips, John's first wife): in her new memoir and all over TV, she has said she was raped by her father at 19 and went on to have what she has sadly come to consider a "consensual" ...

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