Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against Mormon Church May Be Dropped

Jan 15, 2020

A woman who accused The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of covering for a former missionary leader who she says raped her in the 1980s says she may be ready to drop her lawsuit against the faith. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that McKenna Denson said Tuesday during a court hearing that she still doesn't have an attorney and may not want to get one anymore. U.S. Magistrate Judge Dustin Pead gave her two weeks to make a decision. Denson of Pueblo, Colorado, accused Phoenix-area resident Joseph L. Bishop of sexually abusing and raping her in 1984 at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, where he was president.