It is so unthinkable and so against society’s “mores” that it is no wonder that many may not want to believe MacKenzie Phillip’s story when she appeared on Oprah saying that she consensual incestual sex with her late rock star father John Phillips . But according to her body language and voice charactertistics, MacKenzie Phillips was indeed being honest and forthright and telling the truth.
In fact, her stepmother Genevieve Waite as so appalled by the news that she released a statement denouncing McKenzie’s Phillips’ story by stating
“I am stunned by Mackenzie’s terrible allegations about her father. I would often complain about her overly familiar attitudes towards him, and he said it was just her way. John was a good man. … He was incapable, no matter how drunk or drugged he was, to have sexual relations with his own child.”
Genevieve’s statement actually confirms the closeness between MacKenzie and John as she mentions that MacKenzie’s “overly familiar attitudes towards him”. When she states “He was incapable, no matter how drunk or drugged he was, to have sexual relations with his own child.” She is clearly in denial as a) she wasn’t there or privey to what went on between them as only they knew and b) when someone is drunk or drugged, all boundaries fly out the window. People do horrible things under the influence. Having sex with one’s daughter is one of those things.
No matter what anyone believes, according to her body language and voice and speech patterns MacKenzie showed no signs of deception. She expressed herself openly and never hesitiated. She looked directly at Oprah when she spoke. She was definite both in her verbal statements as well as how she confidently held her body as she made those statements. Her voice was strong and inflected as she expressed the myriad of emotions she felt as she described her horrific past. Her eyes were wide open, her posture was open and she spoke in a strong deliberate resonant voice.
It was clear that McKenzie was not proud of her past but is clearly dealing with it as best as she can . The fact that she has openly accepted and admitted her past including her life of drug use and the egregious behavior with her father speaks volumes. It took a lot of courage for her to do this and it is no doubt going to help her on her road to healing