Carolyn Jessop - Truth or fiction

Carolyn Jessop - Truth or fiction

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robert bridgstock

Manchester, UK

#2 Jun 6, 2013
To Carlton Woods,
Are you real lady? You have not read her book, yet suggest she is a parasite making a living out of her experiences! Of course she is exposing her ex. It is appropriate to expose him. The truth is, he should be bloody shot! She is a courageous, amazing woman and is doing all she can to highlight the hell she has been subjected to.
Snow White

Spring, TX

#3 Jun 7, 2013
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/11...

I haven't keep up with Carolyn Jessop or the Bishop Merrill Jessop.

Too many Jessops, too many husbands, kids, etc. to keep it all straight.

Wasn't she trying to use all of that to get back child support from her elderly husband? She left him how many years ago? Aren't most of the kids grown now? She has a teaching license. Why were her kids on welfare?

So many questions and no good answers. Her daughter, Betty Jessop, a favored child, went back to FLDS and disputes her mom's book. I'm not disputing it. Her daughter Betty says it is made up.

She was the daughter that Carolyn allegedly wouldn't leave without. People are not disputing that she left her husband, but some are saying her stories are embellished or parts made up to sell a book.

My concern is there is a trend to take somewhat true stories, make them more interesting or salacious and gain attention.

Look at the Jodi Arias case. That should have been open and shut. Because of the salacious details, it ended up on tv, ended up getting national exposure and now they are having difficulty getting her sentenced. It's a crazy world.
Snow White

Spring, TX

#4 Jun 7, 2013
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705393446/...

A judge ordered that Carolyn would get almost $150,000 in back child support from Merrill Jessop. Will she ever see that money?
Snow White

Spring, TX

#5 Jun 7, 2013
Snow White

Spring, TX

#6 Jun 8, 2013
She was in that situation for 35 years or so and has at least one kid who went back to it. She will never truly be free from it. I don't think you can be living a crazy life like that one day and go into the mainstream world the next day. Last I heard, her kids were living on welfare which is typical and called bleeding the beast. Has she really changed that much?

Her old husband is in his 70's and she still wants to punish him. When will it ever be enough?
Snow White

Spring, TX

#7 Jun 8, 2013
http://profanejustice.blogspot.com/2008/05/te...

I just always look at all sides and don't take anyone's word for anything.

I have read excerpts. Some questioned why she had 8 kids with him before leaving and why she didn't find excuses to not have sex and I think she said that he left her alone when she was pregnant.

Did her leaving have anything to do with her having a hysterectomy and no longer being able to have children? Was he going to dump her?

It just doesn't all add up.
Pete

Pittsburgh, PA

#8 Mar 7, 2014
Snow White wrote:
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/he adlines/2011/11/ex-polygamist- bishop-sentenced-to-10-years-f or-illegally-marrying-warren-j effs-to-young-girl/
I haven't keep up with Carolyn Jessop or the Bishop Merrill Jessop.
Too many Jessops, too many husbands, kids, etc. to keep it all straight.
Wasn't she trying to use all of that to get back child support from her elderly husband? She left him how many years ago? Aren't most of the kids grown now? She has a teaching license. Why were her kids on welfare?
So many questions and no good answers. Her daughter, Betty Jessop, a favored child, went back to FLDS and disputes her mom's book. I'm not disputing it. Her daughter Betty says it is made up.
She was the daughter that Carolyn allegedly wouldn't leave without. People are not disputing that she left her husband, but some are saying her stories are embellished or parts made up to sell a book.
My concern is there is a trend to take somewhat true stories, make them more interesting or salacious and gain attention.
Look at the Jodi Arias case. That should have been open and shut. Because of the salacious details, it ended up on tv, ended up getting national exposure and now they are having difficulty getting her sentenced. It's a crazy world.
Snow White best thing to do is live in Colorado City and see for yourself
Anonymous

Arlington, VA

#9 Mar 27, 2015
Carolyn's daughter Betty is so ignorant. Not staying with her own mother.
Anonymous

Arlington, VA

#10 Mar 27, 2015
Pete wrote:
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Snow White best thing to do is live in Colorado City and see for yourself
I commend Carolyn Jessop for leaving Merrill Jessop. Good for her.
Anonymous

Arlington, VA

#11 Mar 27, 2015
Snow White wrote:
http://profanejustice.blogspot .com/2008/05/texas-cps-flds-an d-carolyn-jessop-still.html
I just always look at all sides and don't take anyone's word for anything.
I have read excerpts. Some questioned why she had 8 kids with him before leaving and why she didn't find excuses to not have sex and I think she said that he left her alone when she was pregnant.
Did her leaving have anything to do with her having a hysterectomy and no longer being able to have children? Was he going to dump her?
It just doesn't all add up.
Snow White, read between the lines. The FLDS is a cult. These poor girls are brain washed.
Anonymous

Arlington, VA

#12 Mar 27, 2015
Snow White wrote:
She was in that situation for 35 years or so and has at least one kid who went back to it. She will never truly be free from it. I don't think you can be living a crazy life like that one day and go into the mainstream world the next day. Last I heard, her kids were living on welfare which is typical and called bleeding the beast. Has she really changed that much?
Her old husband is in his 70's and she still wants to punish him. When will it ever be enough?
Merrill Jessop is an old geezer. Good for Carolyn for standing up for herself and her children.
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United States

#13 Mar 27, 2015
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AMW

Calgary, Canada

#14 May 26, 2015
Snow White wrote:
http://profanejustice.blogspot .com/2008/05/texas-cps-flds-an d-carolyn-jessop-still.html
I just always look at all sides and don't take anyone's word for anything.
I have read excerpts. Some questioned why she had 8 kids with him before leaving and why she didn't find excuses to not have sex and I think she said that he left her alone when she was pregnant.
Did her leaving have anything to do with her having a hysterectomy and no longer being able to have children? Was he going to dump her?
It just doesn't all add up.
Your post shows that you haven't read her book of other pieces of writing.

She was only eighteen and married to a 50 year old man because her religious head and family decided it would be so. She had no experience with sex and was told the only way to get into heaven was to create children for her husband. Once she had some limited experience of the outside world she began refusing her husband's sexual advances only to be classified as a sinners and see her children mistreated by her sister wives and stepchildren.

Although she had life threatening pregnancies, her husband still forced her into further pregnancies. She often writes that her husband was attracted to her pregnant body and wouldn't leave her alone even when 9 months pregnant. She didn't want more children but was refused access to birth control. A hysterectomy was performed because she almost died during her labour with her final child.

When you see her story as one of indoctrination, abuse and survival, it does all add up. One only needs to read her memoir to see that her life was manipulated for someone else's benefit.
Meme

Dickson, TN

#15 Jul 24, 2015
Snow White wrote:
http://profanejustice.blogspot .com/2008/05/texas-cps-flds-an d-carolyn-jessop-still.html
I just always look at all sides and don't take anyone's word for anything.
I have read excerpts. Some questioned why she had 8 kids with him before leaving and why she didn't find excuses to not have sex and I think she said that he left her alone when she was pregnant.
Did her leaving have anything to do with her having a hysterectomy and no longer being able to have children? Was he going to dump her?
It just doesn't all add up.
Carolyn got out because Betty was coming of age to marry. That's why she would not leave her. When Betty was 18, she went back to the cult. Apparently she could not adjust to the real world. At least the other children have
adjusted.. Most likely she will not marry, since she is considered a bad seed from Carolyn.
Allison in Texas

Galveston, TX

#17 Jan 21, 2016
I can not believe the ignorance of this snow white person. Reading these statements, I wonder if this person is not a member of the FLDS directly. Shaming the victim is something often done by a member of the offending party so this would not surprise me at all. FLDS is a cult and further, these young people have grown up believing what they have been told is the truth and Gods will. They, including the Mother who herself was raised by her own parents and Grandparents in this culture, did not know anything else. They were kept and sheltered from the outside world. Mind control is very real.

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