Shirley MacLaine is the subject of a new book written by her daughter, Sachi Parker. Lucky Me: My Life With – And Without – My Mom alleges that Shirley MacLaine arranged sex for her daughter at the age of 17.
Sachi Parker says she and her boyfriend, Brad, were invited to Shirley MacLaine’s beach home where they were introduced to Shirley’s sex therapist friends, Phyllis and Eberhard Kronhausen. Phyllis reportedly made the suggestion that Sachi lose her virginity under the guidance of these sex therapists:
“‘It would be a fabulous opportunity for Sachi, to have her first introduction to sex with all of us here as a support group. We could talk about it afterwards and validate her feelings.”
In response, Shirley MacLaine supposedly declared it “a wonderful idea” and told Sachi that “we’re all here to help you, sweetheart.” Feeling the pressure from the three adults, Sachi and her boyfriend did the deed:
“Once our mission was accomplished, we had to face the next hurdle: reporting back. We hid out in the bedroom until we heard a light knock on the door, and Mom’s voice, “Is everything OK in there?'”
Shirley MacLaine denied all of these allegations by her daughter, telling People magazine that the alleged acts of horrible parenting are completely fiction and that Sachi Parker made them up to generate publicity:
“I’m sorry to see such a dishonest, opportunistic effort from my daughter. (It’s) virtually all fiction.”
Shirley MacLaine’s longtime Hollywood agent, Jack Gilardi, told The Daily Mail he he has not read Lucky Me but he thinks the description of Shirley MacLaine arranging her daughter losing her virginity is “so much not Shirley MacLaine”:
“I watched the show. I did not read the book and I have no intention to read it. I know for sure that Shirley really has tried to make amends to her daughter.”
For her part, according to 9WSYR Sachi Parker says she felt compelled to tell her story even if it broke her relationship with her mother:
“I did everything I could to bring Mom into my life. The Hollywood ending never happened. Now that I’ve written this book, it probably never will.”
What do you think about the allegations that Shirley MacLaine’s daughter, Sachi Parker, has made in her new tell-all book Lucky Me?