The Mamas and The Papas Scandal- what happened and why are people talking about it today? HOLR is breaking it all down, below.

According to this article, people are talking about the last surviving member of The Mamas and The Papas – a 1960s folk rock vocal group- and how her resurfaced interview with Rolling Stone is a popular topic of conversation again, in regard to how she is speaking out and the band’s scandalous history. The group consisted of 4 members- Michelle, John Phillips, Cass Elliot, and Denny Doherty.

In the article, Michelle shares some dark moments from being part of the band, including the existence of an alleged “love quadrangle.” Michelle also talks about her previous marriage to John and touches on his alleged relationship with his daughter from his first marriage, Mackenzie, that’s become a re-surfaced topic of conversation again recently. According to an excerpt from Mackenzie’s book, she alleges she was r*ped by her father, which subsequently turned into an incestuous- but consensual- relationship between the two of them that supposedly went on for years.

Apparently, there was a lot happening at this time as the band’s popularity grew. Allegedly, Michelle and John seemingly did not have a trustworthy relationship, in that, Michelle had an affair with another band member, Doherty, and John seemingly had multiple affairs, which inspired other popular songs from the band.

The Mamas and The Papas Scandal Reddit

Reddit users have taken to the platform to discuss the news of John having an alleged incestuous relationship with his daughter in this older thread. Check out what some people had to say about the scandal when it originally dropped. In fact, many users had differing opinions about the news.

“Very old news – not confirmed by anyone – told by daughter to sell a book after father dead,” said one user.

“MacKenzie Phillips had such a f*cked up early life, and so many struggles throughout, that impressive she seems to be doing as well as she is these days,” said another.

Like the last time you posted this, it wasn’t an affair. It was sexual abuse that started when she was a minor and continued into adulthood,” chimed in another.

Published by HOLR Magazine.