Top 7 Worst Celebrity Parents

Like The Fresh Prince said, parents just don't understand.

What don't they understand, exactly? Well, when it comes to having famous spawn, a lot. At least in the case of the following seven parents, some of whom are stars themselves.

Take Dina Lohan: it's not exactly appropriate for a mother to publicly release a recorded phone call in which she claims her daughter, Lindsay, is on the brink of death. Or look at Joe Jackson, who's turning the tables on the conventional parent-child relationship and asking for an allowance from the estate of his son, the late King of Pop. And then there's John Phillips, who raped and initiated a 10-year-long sexual relationship with his daughter, actress Mackenzie Phillips .


Take a tip from the following seven tumultuous relationships and don't rear your young'ns like them.


1. The Lohans

With infighting to rival rabid hyenas, the Lohans are the modern-day Barrymores. It's pretty much impossible to chronicle every taped phone call, public declaration, blog post and tweet that problem-addled starlet Lindsay and her divorced parents, Dina and Michael, have flung at each other since Lindsay started unraveling in 2007, following her DUI arrest.

Dina's latest move? A tape recorded phone call released to Radar Online in which she tells Michael that Lindsay's time on earth is limited. "Time is running out with this kid. I know, I'm her mother and I feel it and I'm scared," Dina says in the recording. "She'll open up to you but it's nothing compared to what's going on with this kid. And don't tell her I told you anything or try to weasel s**t out of her... she'll tell you when she's ready to talk about s**t. Right now all I know is she's starting to drink and that's bad."

John Phillips

2. John Philips

In September, actress Mackenzie Phillips revealed to Oprah Winfrey that her rock star father, John Phillips, raped her at age 18, sparking a 10-year-long consensual sexual relationship. Phillips, 49, the former star of '70s-'80s sitcom "One Day at a Time," said she was first raped by her father, the lead singer of the Mamas and the Papas, in a hotel room while passed out after a drug binge.

The relationship continued long after she married Jeff Sessler when she was 19-years-old, and ended only when she became pregnant and feared her father was the baby's father, Phillips said. Her father paid for an abortion. "I woke up that night from a blackout to find myself having sex with my father," Phillips said on "Oprah," reading an excerpt from her new book, "High on Arrival." "I don't know how it started."

Jon Voight Angelina Jolie

3. Jon Voight

Here's one story that may have a happy ending on the horizon. After not speaking for eight years, earlier this month, Jon Voight told that he and daughter Angelina Jolie have reconciled. "We're in touch, but not regularly," Voight said. "We love each other, and that's the most important thing." Jolie cut off contact with her father in 2001, after he appeared on "Access Hollywood" and pleaded for the actress to seek help for her "serious mental problems."

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