Chynna Phillips Confronts Mackenzie Over Incest Claims

Celebrity News Sep. 25, 2009 AT 3:19PM
Chynna Phillips Confronts Mackenzie Over Incest Claims Credit: Jesse Grant/WireImage.com; Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage.com

On Friday's Oprah Winfrey Show, Chynna Phillips confronted stepsister Mackenzie Phillips over claims that she had a 10-year sexual relationship with their father, '60s musician John Phillips.

Chynna, 41 — who also gives her side of the story in the new Us Weekly (on newsstands now) — said she couldn't be on the same stage as Mackenzie. So Mackenize appeared via satellite.

Explained Chynna, "The thing I worry about is my words being convoluted. I wanted to be able to have this seat with you so that I could tell you where I'm coming from. Because you know how when you have too many cooks in the kitchen, it just doesn't turn out right and things can become twisted and convoluted?"

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When Mackenize, 49, ]appeared via satellite, they both told each other, "I love you."

Said Mackenzie, "I am more in love with my sister than I've ever been. Chynna, you spoke so beautifully about Dad's heart and about your truth and about your faith. I couldn't love you more right now."

"I love you, too, Mac," Chynna replied.

Chynna, who said she wasn't comfortable with Mackenize's decision to go public with the incest claims, told her they never communicated enough.

She said she knew MacKenzie was going to write about the incestuous relationship but she wasn't upfront with her right away.

"That was the only thing that hurt my feelings. I felt like if I had been privy to the information a tad bit sooner, you know, at least maybe I could have prepared myself emotionally for the firestorm," she said.

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She later added she would have at least liked "a little family conference, so that we can talk about what feels safe for you, what doesn't feel safe for you. But you know what? That may have not have been realistic in our family. That may not have worked.

Chynna's hope for Mackenzie?

"If I had one piece of advice for my sister it would be get the Lord onboard," she said, "because you're going to need it."

Click here to read more of Chynna's exclusive interview with Us Weekly.

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