The Witness Wore Red. Rebecca Musser. Escape from a polygamist cult


Rebecca Musser escaped from the noxious FLDS polygamist cult and her testimony was instrumental in helping convict cult leader Warren Jeffs and others. She wrote The Witness Wore Red – The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamist Cult Leaders to Justice. FLDS members are not allowed to wear red clothes. Musser deliberately wore red on the first day she testified in court against Jeffs to let him know FLDS no longer owned her. Jeffs was convicted of sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault of children in Texas and sentenced to life plus 20 years.

Born into the FLDS, an extreme, isolated, polygamist sect of the Mormon faith, as a teenager she was forced in marriage to the 85-year-old prophet; destined to be his 19th wife of sixty-five. After enduring years of violation, upon her husband’s death she escaped from his son, Warren Jeffs, when he tried to force her to remarry. On behalf of her little sisters and other voiceless young girls trapped within that culture, Rebecca testified over 20 times against cult leaders to bring evidence to light, and freedom to her people.