Mackenzie Phillips "Uninvited" to Thanksgiving with Her Family

Celebrity News Nov. 25, 2009 AT 6:33PM
Mackenzie Phillips "Uninvited" to Thanksgiving with Her Family Credit: Angela Weiss/Getty Images

Mackenzie Phillips won't be eating turkey and stuffing with her family this year.

"I've been uninvited to the family Thanksgiving," the actress tells Access Hollywood's Nancy O'Dell. In September, Phillips, 50, published her memoirs High on Arrival -- in which she claimed to have had a long-term incestuous relationship with her father, the late Mamas and Papas musician John Phillips.

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That shocking book's release and related media appearances by Mackenzie have sparked uncomfortable tensions within the family, she says. "I can't make them come back," she tells O'Dell. "They have to come back on their own."

Among those angriest at Phillips is her stepmother Michelle Phillips, who has said that the incest accusations "should have been made while John was alive."

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The One Day at a Time star says that half-sister Chynna will miss her at the Thanksgiving table. "It pains Chynna that I won't be able to be there with them," she says.

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During a joint appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show in September, Chynna Phillips admitted that she would have liked "a little family conference" prior to the publication of the book. "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."

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Things are icier between Mackenzie and half-sister Bijou. "I have made attempts [to talk to her]," Phillips tells O'Dell. "She just says, 'I want nothing to do with you.'"

Despite being excluded from the gathering this year, Phillips says she holds no ill will. "It's OK, it's OK...I love Michelle."

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