Lynn A. Thompson

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Lynn A. Thompson
President of the Priesthood of
the Apostolic United Brethren
September 2, 2014 (2014-09-02)
PredecessorJ. LaMoine Jenson
SuccessorSeptember 2, 2014

Lynn A. Thompson has been the President of the Priesthood of the Apostolic United Brethren (AUB), a Mormon fundamentalist sect, since September 2, 2014.[1]

Apostolic United Brethren[edit]

Thompson had been a member of the AUB's Priesthood Council under the leadership of Owen A. Allred and J. LaMoine Jenson.[2] He assumed leadership of the Bluffdale, Utah church, following the 2014 death of Jenson.[2]

Allegations of abuse[edit]

In November 2014, Rosemary Williams, daughter of Thompson and cast member of the television show My Five Wives, accused Thompson of molesting her more than two decades ago.[3] She claimed remembering that he fondled her once when she was 12 years old.[4][3] However, Rosemary stated that she did not plan to file a lawsuit or a criminal accusation as "she doesn't think it will do any good."[5]

In response, Thompson denied the allegations when contacted by the Associated Press.[5][3] AUB spokesman David Watson stated that the allegations against Thompson were being investigated by "other leaders in the church" and that "if there's criminal allegations that need to be turned over to local authorities, that's what we do."[5][3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Winslow, Ben (4 September 2014). "Utah polygamous church leader dies". Bluffdale, Utah. Fox 13: Salt Lake City. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b Carlisle, Nate (September 4, 2014), "J. LaMoine Jenson, Utah polygamist leader, dies at 79.", The Salt Lake Tribune
  3. ^ a b c d McCombs, Brandy (3 December 2014). "Home> U.S. Polygamy Group Investigates Abuse Allegations". ABC News. Associated Press. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Star of 'My Five Wives' claimd she was molested by her polygamist father as a child in attempt to take on 'cover-ups' in rural Utah communities". The Daily Mail: Associated Newspapers Ltd. Associated Press. 4 December 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  5. ^ a b c Carlisle, Nate (2 December 2014). "Utah polygamous church investigating molestation accusation against leader". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
Apostolic United Brethren titles
Preceded by
J. LaMoine Jenson
President of the Priesthood
September 2, 2014 (2014-09-02)
Incumbent