Walter Mencken 11 a.m., Nov. 27
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One Dad at a Time -- Celebrity Sex Scandals
I heard a few things about Anna Nicole Smith the other day. I can hardly remember what they were. It seems every few months a new story pops up about her. And she's been dead for almost three years now.
This reminds me of Jimi Hendrix. The guy choked to death on his vomit in 1970. Yet records continued to come out, and do to this day, with previously "unreleased" recordings. At least with those, we get new music (even if they're half finished songs, or drunken rants on some stage somewhere).
These Anna Nicole stories are all so weird. The recent one involves two different pharmacists that supplied her with drugs. One of them even filming her doing sexually provocative things. And both of them allegedly had affairs with her.
I really didn't care much about her when she was alive. I hated the accent, didn't think she was all that attractive. And she was dumb as a box of rocks (although she did marry a billionaire months before he died)
And I don't care about the stories now. It's great to see the authories are trying to nail her attorney, Howard K. Stern, with charges. He was always so creepy, following her around with that goofy grin on his face. He was even creepier than...than the other Howard Stern.
The other celebrity gossip is a lot more bizarre. It involves Mackenzie Phillips, who's best known for the sitcom "One Day at a Time."
She seems to make the news every year with some sort of drug arrest. But this latest bombshell was huge.
She went on Oprah and...no, Winfrey didn't give her a car. Phillips announced that she had a 10 year incestious relationship with her father, Papa John Phillips.
This was the singer in the Mamas and Papas (and daughters, apparently).
I immediately heard this story and had trouble believing it.
First, because I'm guessing incest is extremely rare. Second, because this is only coming out now, when she wants to promote her latest book. You always have to wonder about the things in a book, especially when the people being accused are no longer around to dispute the claims.
And lastly, it's the way she said this all went down.
It was the day before her marriage at age 19. She claims her dad came over with a lot of drugs and she passed out after taking some hardcore stuff. She woke up to her father raping her and was horrified; as I'm assuming one would be waking up to that. Or to wake up with anyone on top of you.
This was such a horrendous experience for her that she....well, that she decided to continue on with the relationship. And for 10 years, only ending it after becoming pregnant and not knowing whether her dad was the father or not.
I just find it hard to believe that a dad can rape his 19-year-old daughter, and the daughter decides....well, that wasn't so bad. I guess I can continue seeing the old man. I mean, he did write California Dreamin'.
(on a side note: did any female singer in the 60s have a sweeter voice than Mama Cass Elliot?)
Now, I know nothing about how incest between a father and a daughter starts. But I'd speculate it starts with molestation when the child is a lot younger, and eventually leads into that type of relationship.
I doubt that many relationships start when the daughter is over the age of 16. At that point, the girl is old enough to tell her dad to get lost. Or tell mom that she's being creeped out by seeing her dad lingering around the hallway when she gets out of the bath. Something like that.
I initially told a few of my friends I didn't buy the story, and they tried arguing the point with me. Now I'm hearing her family disagree with her, but that doesn't mean a lot. I think a lot of families do that when accusations are thrown out, even protecting someone they know for a fact, molested someone in the family.
We'll see how this all plays out.