Yuma 4×4

Media and Communications

Polygamist Cult Founder’s Daughter, Rachel Jeffs, Gives Her First TV Interview | Megyn Kelly TODAY

Polygamist Cult Founder’s Daughter, Rachel Jeffs, Gives Her First TV Interview | Megyn Kelly TODAY


WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE? THE ANSWER IS COMPLICATED. AND THE RELATIONSHIPS ARE COMPLEX. BUT AT THE HEART OF THIS MYSTERIOUS GROUP IS THE JEFFS FAMILY, INCLUDING WEATHER, WARREN, AND HIS FAVORITE DAUGHTER, RACHEL. * THE IMAGES LOOK LIKE SOMETHING FROM A HOLLYWOOD FILM. WOMEN IN PRAIRIE DRESSES. HOMES THAT SHUN CONTEMPORARY LIFE, INCLUDING TELEVISION, POPULAR MUSIC, THE INTERNET. NO PUBLIC SCHOOLING. NO MINGLING WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD. FOR RACHEL JIF JEFFS, THIS WAS NO MOVIE. THIS WAS HER LIFE.>>WE WERE TAUGHT THAT THE WORLD WAS WICKED.>>Reporter: THE FLDS, THE RADIC RADICAL OFFSHOOT OF MORMONISM IS BEST-KNOWN FOR ITS PRACTICE OF POLYGAMY. AND FOR ITS LEADER, RACHEL’S FATHER, WARREN JEFFERS. WH HOW MANY WIVES DID YOUR DAD HAVE AT THAT TIME?>>UNTIL I WAS 7, FATHER ONLY HAD TWO WIVES. AFTER THAT, HE GOT THEM EVERY FEW YEARS. BY THE TIME I WAS 18, HE HAD AT LEAST 30 WIVES.>>Reporter: THEY CALL HIM THE PROPHET. AND WHAT HE SAYS, GOES. BUT RACHEL SAYS HER FATHER’S RULES GOT INCREASINGLY BIZARRE. HE BEGAN BANNING CERTAIN FOODS, TOYS, EVEN FUN. THAT HE FORBADE HUGGING AND BROKE UP FAMILIES ON A WHIM. AND HIS MANY BRIDES WERE GETTING YOUNGER AND YOUNGER. HIS FOLLOWERS, INCLUDING RACHEL, WERE NOT ALLOWED TO QUESTION HIM. BUT QUESTION, SHE DID. STARTING AT AGE 8, WHEN RACHEL SAYS THINGS WITH WARREN TOOK A VERY DARK TURN. ONE SHE WAS UNEQUIPPED TO HANDLE. ONE NO CHILD SHOULD HAVE TO FACE. RACHEL JEFFS’ NEW BOOK IS CALLED “BREAKING FREE, HOW I ESCAPED POLYGAMY, THE FLDS CULT AND MY FATHER, WARREN JEFFS.” SHE JOINS ME NOW FOR HER FIRST LIVE TELEVISION INTERVIEW. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW IS YOU HAD, IN MANY CASES, A HAPPY CHILDHOOD.>>YEAH.>>HOW CAN THAT BE? WHAT WAS HAPPY ABOUT IT?>>WE DID A LOT OF BASIC THINGS THAT OTHER KIDS DID. WE HAD BIKES. PLAYED TOGETHER. HAVING LOTS OF SIBLINGS WAS FUN BECAUSE YOU HAD LOTS OF FRIENDS. IN THAT WAY, IT WAS REALLY ENJOYABLE. WE DID PROGRAMS. WE SING TOGETHER. WE WENT TO THE PARKS. WE PLAYED, YOU KNOW? WE HAD LOTS OF FUN TIMES.>>YOU WEREN’T ALLOWED TO HAVE CONTACT WITH THE OUT WORLD, RIGHT?>>NOPE. NO. WE WERE TAUGHT, THEY WERE VERY WICKED.>>WICKED. IF YOU HAD — IF YOU BROKE A LEG, WHAT WOULD YOU DO? COULD YOU GO TO THE HOSPITAL?>>IF ALL THERE IS SAID. I BROKE A BONE. BUT IF WE GOT SICK, WE DIDN’T GO TO THE DOCTOR OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.>>NO MUSIC. NO MADONNA. NONE OF THAT.>>NO. MUSIC WE MADE OURSELVES. THAT’S ALL THAT WAS ALLOWED.>>TALK ABOUT THE NEED TO, QUOTE, KEEP SWEET.>>WE WERE HOLD WE HAD TO KEEP SWEET. THAT’S HOW WE KEPT HEAVENLY FATHER’S SPIRIT. WE COULDN’T GET ANGRY OR MAD OR JEALOUS OF ANYBODY. WE WERE SUPPOSED TO BE SUBMISSIVE AND SWEET.>>IT’S NOT THAT YOU COULDN’T EXPRESS ANGER. THAT WAS NOT ALLOWED. YOU WERE NOT ALLOWED TO FEEL ANGER.>>EXACTLY.>>OR WHAT? OR ELSE YOU GET PUNISHED. YOU WOULD BE GONE AFTER, BY THE PISTE, YOUR FATHER OR THE PROPHET. IT WASN’T ALLOWED. YOU HAVE TO BE SWEET ALL THE TIME.>>HOW MANY YEARS DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL?>>UNTIL I WAS IN EIGHTH GRADE.>>WHO TAUGHT YOU?>>FATHER WAS THE PRINCIPAL. WE WENT TO A CHURCH SCHOOL. LEARNED THE BASIC SUBJECTS. ESPECIALLY PRIESTED SUBJECTS. THE CHURCH TEACHINGS WERE PARAMOUNT IN THAT SCHOOL.>>THERE CAME A TIME WHEN YOU WERE 8 YEARS OLD, WHEN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM CHANGED. HE CALLED YOU INTO HIS OFFICE. WHAT HAPPENED?>>VERY SHOCKINGLY, FATHER STARTED ABUSING ME SEXUALLY. FIRST, PRESENTING WHAT A MAN LOOKED LIKE. AND THEN, TO ME, AS A CHILD. AND THEN, HE STARTED SEXUALLY ABUSING ME, AS A YOUNG CHILD. IT WAS SO AGAINST HIS TEACHINGS, SO AGAINST WHAT HE HAD TAUGHT US, I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO THINK. AND I FELT TERRIBLE. I DIDN’T KNOW WHY HE WAS DOING IT.>>HOW MANY TIMES DID HE ABUSE YOU?>>WAY MORE TIMES THAN I CAN COUNT.>>DID YOU EVER TELL ANYONE?>>I TOLD MY MOTHER WHEN I WAS ABOUT 10, AFTER IT WAS JUST GETTING SO BAD. AN I FELT LIKE I COULDN’T HANDLE IT ANYMORE. I REMEMBER THINKING, IF MY FATHER IS DOING THIS AND THE WORLD IS WICKEDER, ARE THE WORLD’S FATHERS WORSE THAN THIS? I REMEMBER THINKING, I SHOULD JUST BE GRATEFUL IT’S ONLY THIS BAD. I TOLD MY MOM. AND SHE CONFRONTED HIM. BUT IT KEPT HAPPENING.>>SHE WAS UNDER ORDERS TO KEEP SWEET, TOO.>>AND OBEY HIM.>>AFTER YOUR FATHER CONFRONTED HIM, THE ABUSE CONTINUED.>>YEAH. DIDN’T STOP.>>I UNDERSTAND HE WOULD TAKE YOU INTO BOOKSTORES AND SHOW YOU PORNOGRAPHY?>>YES. YES. YEAH. AS A VERY YOUNG CHILD, HE WOULD TAKE ME IN THERE AND EITHER SIT ME IN THE CHILDREN’S SECTION AND BRING A BOOK OVER AND FORCE ME TO LOOK AT PICTURES OF, YEAH, PORNOGRAPHY.>>ULTIMATELY, YOU GOT THE COURAGE TO CONFRONT HIM IN A LETTER AND TOLD HIM HE HAD HURT YOU. DID IT CONTINUE AFTER THAT? YOU WERE 16.>>NO. AFTER I CONFRONTED HIM AND LET HIM KNOW HOW I FELT ABOUT IT, I WAS SHOCKED BECAUSE THE REACTION WAS ONE OF DEFEAT. I’M SORRY, YOU KNOW? THAT’S WHAT HE SAID.>>YOU WEREN’T USED TO HEARING THAT FROM HIM.>>NO. IT WAS A DIFFERENT FATHER THAN I EVER KNEW.>>AND THEN, WITHIN TWO YEARS, YOU GOT NEWS YOU WERE BEING MARRIED OFF.>>YES.>>WHAT WAS THAT LIKE?>>I EXPECTED — I KNEW THAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. I KNEW I HAD NO CHOICE. I KNEW IT WOULD BE HIS CHOICE.>>ONE DAY, HE SITS YOU DOWN. WHAT DOES HE SAY?>>HE COMES HOME AND SAYS, RACHEL, YOU’RE GETTING MARRIED TO THIS MAN. RICHARD ALL JUSTICE EALLRED. AND MY FIRST THOUGHT IS, I’M GLAD IT WAS A YOUNG MAN. I WAS AFRAID WE WERE GOING TO MARRY AN OLD GUY. WE HAD NO CHOICE. I WAS GRATEFUL TO HAVE A YOUNG MAN.>>DID HE HAVE OTHER WIVES?>>HE HAD TWO WIVES BEFORE ME.>>DID YOU GET TO MEET HIM BEFORE YOU MARRIED HIM?>>I GOT TO MEET HIM THE DAY BEFORE, YEAH.>>WERE YOU SCARED?>>I WAS VERY, VERY SCARED. I WAS SHAKING. I WAS VERY SCARED.>>YOU GO, IT’S YOUR WEDDING DAY, THE NEXT DAY. YOU WALK DOWN THE AISLE. YOUR DAD GIAVE YOU SOME ADVICE ON WHAT TO DO ON THE WEDDING NIGHT. THE MORNING OF THE WEDDING, HE SAID, RACHEL, COME TALK TO ME. AND HE SAID, I WANT YOU TO ASK FOR A BABY TONIGHT. I WANT YOU TO ASK YOUR HUSBAND FOR A BABY TONIGHT. I WANT YOU TO GET CLOSE FAST. I HAD A HARD TIME. I SAID, DO I HAVE TO? HE SAID, YES. I WANT YOU TO DO THIS. PROMISE ME. AND I DIDN’T. I DIDN’T ASK HIM. I WASN’T READY. BUT WHEN I DID ASK HIM, I SAID, FATHER TOLD ME TO ASK YOU BECAUSE I WASN’T READY. AND HE WAS — HE WAS KIND. HE WAS, LIKE, HE WASN’T IN A RUSH. HE WAS NICE TO ME. HE WAS A LOT DIFFERENT THAN MY FATHER.>>BUT LIFE AS A SISTER WIFE WOULD BE FULL OF OTHER COMPLICATIONS FOR RACHEL. AND FOR THE SISTER WIVES, AS WELL. THAT’S WHERE WE’RE GOING TO PICK IT UP AFTER THIS BREAK, W * * In this home we make breakfast. Sometimes messes! But always masterpieces …together. What matters most is made at home. (AVO) When you have type 2 diabetes, you manage your A1C, but you also have a higher risk of heart attack or stroke. Non-insulin Victoza� lowers A1C, and now reduces cardiovascular risk. Victoza� lowers my A1C and blood sugar better than the leading branded pill. (AVO) And for people with type 2 diabetes treating cardiovascular disease, Victoza� is NOW approved to lower the risk of major cardiovascular events And while it isn’t for weight loss, Victoza� may help you lose some weight. (AVO) Victoza� is not for people with type 1 diabetes

100 thoughts on “Polygamist Cult Founder’s Daughter, Rachel Jeffs, Gives Her First TV Interview | Megyn Kelly TODAY

  1. salven los innocentes de laas monjas ysotanas churchesperversos claustros leyes a;licado a laas perversiones me muero de penaa !!!!

  2. I'm happy in Muslims no matter what u can't never do bad things 2 ur kids like that & u can't making love with ur daughter wtf so sad this

  3. I only learnt about this cult today, reminds me of a film I watched called "Ambush in Wacko", pronounced 'Wake-o'.

  4. This is a “Cult” but what about Muslims???? That’s where the Political Correctness begins. Marxist Communist Won’t touch Islam.

  5. I'm a man and no and I mean no woman should obey any man ever my wife and I are 50/50 in all things we love each other with all our heart and we respect each other opinion men like this should burn so sad

  6. What will the Lord say to these men on judgement day? I’m so tired of people twisting God’s word for their own pleasure which turns people away from God and leads them astray. Blood is on their hands.

  7. How does a father could do this to his own child?! This man is a disgusting monster. I really hope this brave girl finds happiness 😥

  8. This poor kid. God bless her heart. She has such sad eyes but she has a strong will and determination. You can see that in her eyes as well

  9. She has beautiful eyes. What a strong person. Having been to remote places in Utah/Arizona, I've seen polyg families at the store, etc…it always seems weird. It's always women (usually with handful of kids) who are extremely…quiet. A hard life for an 'average' FLDS person, I can't even imagine how it is for someone like Rachel. I am so glad she is free.

  10. Wish u the best my tiger syster…..🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🍉🍉🍉🍉🍉😍😍😍😍😍😍 u are the best…. be strong ….u deserve more ….

  11. It's a strange thing. Any religious person should watch this and understand that this man is using it as intended. To brainwash people into submission. In this case, he is a pedophile and that is not very legal or acceptable so he create this cult and use religion to brainwash one by one and then go down lower in age of these girls when everyone in this closed circle has learnt not to question him.

  12. cathy obrian talked about this years ago but got no press and wrote a book about her ordeal . my guess is that many abused women are coming forward because they read cathy's book . the age of consent should be raised to 20 . further any human being that abuses another should be confronted . the sad fact is the government agency's would tear the family's apart and make their lives worse. .we all should help where we can .

  13. They Do Not Obey The Just Laws of The Union, They Are like Disloyal Seccestionist Traitors. They Exile Their Own Marriage, They Force Arranged Marriages, Disloyalty, to the Family, to The Union, To The Liberty & Rights That the Founder Bled For, is the Dark Heart Of Polygamy!

  14. Her father like all leaders of cults are nothing but sexual predators, what a vile excuse for a human being and I am so sorry for all the young women who had to suffer this unspeakable degenerate. He is where he should be in prison and I hope he suffers like his very brave daughter did. Please to all those women who are following a 'leader or so called prophet' and are being abused in this way, have the courage like Rachel and leave, this is not how you should have to live! You are a person in your own right with free will and not the property of anyone!!

  15. She was so beyond wronged. She still has a flat affect from being programmed. Women and young girls are prey. It's outrageous. Time to fight back world.

  16. He stopped raping her at 16 because she got too old. Let that sink in. All the wives were needed to produce the children he preyed on.

  17. I know accidents happen, especially with a million small people running around…but um, 🗣 📢WHY TF DOES THAT BABY HAVE A BLACK EYE?!! 11:41

  18. I accidently turned on English En subtitles and The words were basiclly describing what happened but not What the lady was saying guys try it 😂

  19. the FLDS Fashion is ridiculous i appreciate Christians dont want to be a part of the world and dress modestly but that does not mean remaining ine fashions of the 1830s

  20. Lol Christianity is basically the same as Islam there are no Biblical verses against polygyny or child marriage in the Bible it's just that more moderate Christians put that out Sharia law is basically the same as Biblical law it's nearly the same religion

  21. I can’t stand that any human being who has 1 shot here on earth uses it to displace someone’s soul and sux them of all their vibrant energy. I hope this girl and anyone else in the world, gets to turn around their life and start to love the true gift they were given. I’m sorry for you and if I could shorten my life to help your I would

  22. Guys she is on the show “ESCAPING POLYGAMY” you can download the tubi tv app for free and watch it it’s so interesting i recommend it 100%

  23. In reality this is true Mormonism. The only reason the mainstream Mormon church no longer practices polygamy is because the US Gov't hammered them, otherwise they would still be doing it. And outside of this FLDS Church there are still some Mormons who "practice" it. They keep their wives in separate states in the 4-corner region of the U.S.

    Want to know why polygamist Mormons do so? Their belief is that the God of Earth is an elevated man, i.e. he reached the pinnacle of being holy and the reason Polygamist Mormons need so many wives is to populate their own planet, which they'll be God over if/when they reach that state. Most Mormons don't know this, it's only until they become Temple Mormons that this is learned.

  24. When I lived in Oklahoma (OU area) and working at Walmart, I saw people dressed like that. I also saw Amish, too. They have cars and get out, somehow.

  25. I think I might be related to Warren Steed Jeff’s. My family’s name is Steed and it’s not very common. Kinda scared me at first when I was watching the show. I’ve always been interested in this type of stuff, not that I agree with any of it but the adrenaline of the whole religion.

  26. These people actually think they’re going to get into heaven I got news for you if you go to Westborough Baptist Church are you a part of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day Saints LOL you better look down because that’s where you’re headed

  27. Horrible horrible people. Unfortunate and just plain sad. I'm so happy my parents gave me the best life possible. I've been working since 13. They showed me what it takes to survive and to enjoy the fruits of your labor. They never gave these kids a chance.

  28. This is why it should just be 2 people in a relationship poligamy is peverted and unnatural. These cults are excuses for pedophiles to do disgusting things to minors

  29. She is amazing. Just describing that abuse alone to a mirror is not easy. God didn't seem to let on he was going to fuel this one with the fire to fight back. Is he dead now or still in prison??

  30. ​ I AM A MORMON (LDS) SLDS same as FLDS just more secretive and manipulative. The core is Joseph Smith,Same – Married (sealed) to multiple women in their temples, Same- Ruled by Priesthood, Same. Rituals, Same! Priesthood abusers, Same- Mormon rituals and attire, Same – Now Mormons are changing rules, titles etc. so as to confuse the public. BUT its SameLDS- SLDS – Its truly like getting out of the Mormon Mofia. So tough in 2020!

  31. It is amazing how strong this young woman is. Even as a girl, not even a teenager, she was aware of what is good and what is wrong and she stood by it, even thou all HER world was against.

Leave comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *.