More than a dozen former members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) are suing polygamist leader Warren Jeffs and his former law firm, accusing lawyers of helping him retain control of the sect.
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July 18, 2016 – The 121-page complaint accuses Jeffs of working with a Salt Lake City law firm and his personal attorney to further child-bride marriages, the breakup of families and child labor.
“In order to secure the unwavering obedience of thousands of FLDS in the evolving program of forced labor, forced sexual servitude, extortionate taking of property and disintegration of family units (which was itself a key ingredient in the plan), Jeffs employed age-old control mechanisms that have, throughout history, proven to be key ingredients in the domination of entire populations and the infusion of cultural beliefs that result in the sublimation of individual morals and ethics and society-wide acceptance of monstrous and inhuman practices as ordered by an all-powerful tyrant operating under the guise of divine right,” the lawsuit states.
The suit goes on to detail a long list of complaints by ex-FLDS members allegedly perpetrated by the law firm, accusing it of being aware of illegal activity, as well as conspiring with Jeffs to maintain his underage “marriages.” It does not, however, name the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints itself as a defendant. Plaintiffs allege the firm was paid millions in legal fees derived from child labor.
Legal counsel for the law firm named in the complaint has filed a motion to dismiss, referring to the allegations as “lacking in merit.”
Warren Jeffs is serving a life sentence at the Louis C. Powledge Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice near Palestine, Texas for child sex assault related to underage “marriages.” He has been deposed in ongoing litigation leveled against him and the FLDS ever since.
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