Abortion Ended Relations With Dad: Phillips
John Phillips' former wife says allegations aren't true
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 23, 2009 5:21 PM CDT

(Newser) – More unfortunate details from the Mackenzie Phillips saga: She tells Oprah on today's show that she ended her decade-long incestuous relationship with her father only after having an abortion. He paid for the procedure, but she wasn't sure who fathered the child, notes USA Today. After that, “I never let him touch me again." Phillips said she can't be the only person in this situation. "Someone needs to put a face on consensual incest."

Meanwhile, John Phillips' wife of that time, Genevieve Waite, issued a statement declaring that he was “incapable, no matter how drunk or drugged he was, of having such a relationship with his own child." Mackenzie acknowledged that members of her family "definitely have a problem with this."