No matter what story of human creation you want to go with, one can argue that the world was built on incest. Gross? Well, history is filled with many real incest stories that do not only cover the most notorious or even morally bankrupt people, but also those we love and hold in high esteem including Charles Darwin and another Charles; Charles II king of England who was a product of incest.
Love or lust, no one can ever explain. However, it has not only remained in the past but has also dragged on to modern times among people of different races. Here are some of the most shocking stories of incest ever.
1. Mackenzie Phillips and her father, John Phillips
American actress Mackenzie Phillips made the shocking revelation that she had had a consensual sexual relationship with her father that lasted for a massive 10 years.
The actress had a troubled life and she dealt so much in drugs. After she passed out due to drugs at the age of 18, her father John Phillips sexually assaulted her.
After the incident, the actress and her father, the lead singer of the Mamas and the Papas, would continue having their sexual relationship, although this time around it would be consensual.
The former child-star continued seeing her rock star father even after she was married at the age of 19 to her first husband, Jeff Sessler. To her, the first time her father slept with her was rape, but to him, it was a romantic relationship.
The two would stop their sexual relationship 10 years after they began because Mackenzie became pregnant and was scared it could be that of her father.
2. Travis Fieldgrove and his daughters
While among the real incest stories this is quite intriguing, it does not involve people that are famous.
The intriguing part of this case of incest is that rather than the father going at his daughters, it is his two daughters, Samantha Kershner and her half-sister that made a bet out of jealousy on who would have sex with their father first. Samantha Kershner who grew up with her mother met her father for the first time when she was 17, after insisting that her mother showed her who her father was. For the next three years, they claimed that they maintained a father-daughter relationship.
However, by the time Samantha was 21, things changed as she was not only having a relationship with forty years old Travis Fieldgrove but the two went on to get married.
Travis Fieldgrove would deny that Samantha was not his daughter because his name was not on her birth certificate, but a DNA test later proved they were father and daughter.
3. Joyce Meyer and her father
Yes, Joyce Meyer too. The popular Christian preacher has also gone through a lot in the hands of her own father who was a World War II veteran.
Joyce suffered everything from mental to physical and sexual abuse from her father who would always return home drunk and then he would take advantage of her. This all began when he was sure that she was mature enough for him.
She constantly got raped by her father at least once a week until she was 18 when she decided to leave home for good.
Although it left her damaged for many years that followed her faith in Christ became what restored her and today, she continues to talk about it to encourage others who are also victims of what she suffered.
4. Elizabeth Haway and her child
Most incest stories get out when the victims speak up. For Elizabeth Haway, she was not patient enough to wait, luckily, and so she exposed herself early enough.
The Princeton woman, 42 years old, molested a girl of around five to 6 years old. She would proceed to record the unfortunate event and upload it to Facebook. She sent three of the pedophilia clips to a pal on the social media platform, and another clip of an elderly man abusing the same girl said to be her daughter.
The woman was later arrested and charged to court for sexual assault, incest, and Use of a minor to produce obscene matter among other things all of which could see her spend 300 years behind bars. Gone for good.
5. Roseanne Barr and her father?
Actress and comedian, Roseanne Barr has a lot of jokes to tell and laughter to share but beyond that, is there something more?
In 1991, she revealed that she has been a victim of sexual abuse and the person behind it is none other than her own father, Jerome Barr. According to her, her father sexually abused her from a young age until she was 17.
The comedian who claimed everyone in her family was messed, also claimed that her mother also physically and psychologically abused her since she was an infant until the age of 7, at which point she left home.
Many years later in an interview with Sean Hannity, she would walk back on the claim, stating that the abuse by her father could have only been psychological.
On the part of her parents, they continually denied that all the claims of their daughter had ever happened. In fact, her father took a lie detector test to prove he never abused his daughter. He maintained his position until he died in 2001.
6. Billy Connolly and his father
For Billy Connolly, he has always had it conflicted; how could his father be so good and all bad at the same time?
The stand-up comedian revealed that probably from the age of 10 until he was 15, he suffered sexual abuse in the hands of his father who was an alcoholic. Like most others, his father would get drunk and then return home to abuse his son.
At the age of 3, his mother left home. This means that the responsibility of bringing him up rested with his father and two aunts. While his father sexually abused him, he suffered humiliation in the hands of his aunts.
Despite all he has suffered, he revealed he has nothing but love for his father, William. He has also forgiven him a long time ago.
7. Anne Heche and her father
Anne Heche looks just like everybody else, but she has a story that is completely different; not just in the incest stories list.
The actress was brought up by a father, Donald Heche, who was a choir director in a Baptist church. While it was his Christian faith that displayed in church, at home he was another person.
Anne revealed that he raped her when she was an infant and fondled her. He would continue sexually abusing her as she grew. More so, he was gay.
She was still very little when she contracted herpes from him and when she heard he was dying of AIDS, she feared for her life thinking she might also die of it. Fortunately, the abuse stopped before he contracted the disease.
Her personality fragmented because of this. She later dated both women (including Ellen DeGeneres for three years) and men. She was married to Coleman Laffoon from 2001 to 2009.
Through it all, she believes that she is the reincarnation of God.
8. Derrick Lee Clarke and D’Nea G. Stephens- Siblings
You might not know, but Kentucky is one of those places in the United States that is famous for inbreeding or in other word, incest.
While marrying cousins is quite popular there, what is quite hard to find is two siblings going to bed with each other or even marrying. However, in 2018, two siblings Derrick Lee Clarke and his sister D’Nea G. Stephens, 27 and 28 respectively, were charged with incest after they were caught having sex with each other.