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The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice

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The revealing and inspiring memoir of a woman forced into polygamous marriage in FLDS Church and her brave struggle to protect others from the same fate.
Rebecca Musser grew up in fear, concealing her family's polygamous lifestyle from the "dangerous" outside world. Covered head-to-toe in strict, modest clothing, she received a rigorous education at Alta Academy, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' school headed by Warren Jeffs. Always seeking to be an obedient Priesthood girl, in her teens she became the nineteenth wife of her people's prophet: 85-year-old Rulon Jeffs, Warren's father. Finally sickened by the abuse she suffered and saw around her, she pulled off a daring escape and sought to build a new life and family.
The church, however, had a way of pulling her back in-and by 2007, Rebecca had no choice but to take the witness stand against the new prophet of the FLDS in order to protect her little sisters and other young girls from being forced to marry at shockingly young ages. The following year, Rebecca and the rest of the world watched as a team of Texas Rangers raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, a stronghold of the FLDS. Rebecca's subsequent testimony would reveal the horrific secrets taking place behind closed doors of the temple, sending their leaders to prison for years, and Warren Jeffs for life.
The Witness Wore Red is a gripping account of one woman's struggle to escape the perverse embrace of religious fanaticism and sexual slavery, and a courageous story of hope and transformation.
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Rebecca Musser grew up in fear, concealing her family's polygamous lifestyle from the "dangerous" outside world. Covered head-to-toe in strict, modest clothing, she received a rigorous education at Alta Academy, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' school headed by Warren Jeffs. Always seeking to be an obedient Priesthood girl, in her teens she became the nineteenth wife of her people's prophet: 85-year-old Rulon Jeffs, Warren's father. Finally sickened by the abuse she suffered and saw around her, she pulled off a daring escape and sought to build a new life and family.
The church, however, had a way of pulling her back in-and by 2007, Rebecca had no choice but to take the witness stand against the new prophet of the FLDS in order to protect her little sisters and other young girls from being forced to marry at shockingly young ages. The following year, Rebecca and the rest of the world watched as a team of Texas Rangers raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, a stronghold of the FLDS. Rebecca's subsequent testimony would reveal the horrific secrets taking place behind closed doors of the temple, sending their leaders to prison for years, and Warren Jeffs for life.
The Witness Wore Red is a gripping account of one woman's struggle to escape the perverse embrace of religious fanaticism and sexual slavery, and a courageous story of hope and transformation.
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Child sexual abuse -- United States
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) -- Christianity
Cults -- Religion
Electronic books
Forced marriage -- United States
Fundamentalism -- Religion
Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints -- Biography
Jeffs, Rulon, -- 1909-2002
Jeffs, Warren, -- 1955-
Musser, Rebecca
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Polygamy -- United States
Religious -- BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Women -- BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
title_displayThe Witness Wore Red The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice
title_fullThe Witness Wore Red The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice
The Witness Wore Red The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice [eBook] Musser, Rebecca,
The witness wore red [playaway] : the 19th wife who brought polygamous cult leaders to justice / Rebecca Musser with M. Bridget Cook
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title_subThe 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice
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Child sexual abuse
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
Cults
Forced marriage
Fundamentalism
Jeffs, Rulon
Jeffs, Warren
Musser, Rebecca
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Personal Memoirs
Polygamy
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Women
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