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

Rebecca Musser

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.

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

M. Bridget Cook

Length:

14h 6m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:30


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

34:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

35:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

46:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

38:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

31:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

51:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

34:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

39:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:39


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:52


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:10


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

22:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

19:20


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

14:11


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:43


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:30


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

13:52


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:41