By Rebecca Musser, M. Bridget Cook
Rebecca Musser grew up in worry, concealing her family's polygamous way of life from the "dangerous" outdoors global. coated head-to-toe in strict, modest garments, she bought a rigorous schooling at Alta Academy, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' institution headed through Warren Jeffs. regularly trying to be an obedient Priesthood lady, in her youth she grew to become the 19th spouse of her people's prophet: 85-year-old Rulon Jeffs, Warren's father. eventually sickened by means of the abuse she suffered and observed round her, she pulled off a bold get away and sought to construct a brand new existence and relatives.
The church, even if, had a fashion of pulling her again in-and by way of 2007, Rebecca had no selection yet to take the witness stand opposed to the recent prophet of the FLDS as a way to safeguard her little sisters and different younger women from being compelled to marry at shockingly younger a while. the subsequent 12 months, Rebecca and the remainder of the area watched as a staff of Texas Rangers raided the longing for Zion Ranch, a stronghold of the FLDS. Rebecca's next testimony might exhibit the awful secrets and techniques occurring at the back of closed doorways of the temple, sending their leaders to criminal for years, and Warren Jeffs for all times.
THE WITNESS WORE purple is a gripping account of 1 woman's fight to flee the perverse include of non secular fanaticism and sexual slavery, and a brave tale of wish and transformation.