Rachel Jeffs: Cult and sexual abuse survivor

Author
Newstalk ZB Staff,
Publish Date
Thu, 18 Jan 2018, 10:56AM
Rachel Jeffs escaped the Fundametanlist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. (Photo / Getty)

Rachel Jeffs: Cult and sexual abuse survivor

Author
Newstalk ZB Staff,
Publish Date
Thu, 18 Jan 2018, 10:56AM

The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is one of the biggest offhsoots of the Mormon Church, but according to the daughter of the founder, it was more cult than church.

Rachel Jeffs is the daughter of the church's founder and 'prophet', Warren Jeffs, and it was at his hands that she suffered years of sexual abuse. He is currently serving a life sentence for child sexual abuse.

Rachel managed to break out of the church, but it took many years and involved leaving her husband taking her five children.

She has written a new book, Breaking Free: How I Escaped Polygamy, The FLDS Cult, And My Father, Warren Jeffs. She joined Chris Lynch to talk about her childhood, when she knew that things were not alright and the current state of the church.

LISTEN TO CHRIS LYNCH'S INTERVIEW WITH RACHEL JEFFS ABOVE