Carolyn Jessop Wiki,Biography, Net Worth

Carolyn Jessop is a 54-years-old American Writer from the United States of America. her estimated net worth is $1 Million to $5 Million Approx. Jump into read her life Facts, Wikipedia and biographies Details

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According to the wiki and biography of Carolyn Jessop was born on January 1, 1968 in United States of America. let’s check out the Carolyn’s personal and public life facts, Wikipedia, bio, spouse, net worth, and career details.

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On May 4, 2010, Jessop released Triumph: Life After the Cult, a Survivor’s Lesson, the autobiographical sequel to Escape. Triumph details Jessop’s unique insights and inside information regarding the Texas FLDS Raid and its aftermath as well as Jessop’s struggle to come to terms with her oldest daughter’s return to the cult. Jessop also reveals the various sources of strength and resources on which she has drawn as she overcame the obstacles to achieving success after a lifetime of trauma living inside a cult. Triumph concludes with Jessop’s victorious court battle to win back child support for the years since her escape as well as lifetime support for her severely disabled son, Harrison.


Texas law enforcement officers began a raid of the YFZ Ranch on April 3, 2008, following a phone call with allegations of physical and sexual abuse of a 16-year-old girl. Children from the community had been placed in state custody because authorities believed they “had been abused or were at immediate risk of future abuse,” a state spokesman said. As of April 8, as many as 533 women and children had been removed from the ranch by authorities. Officers later learned that the phone call was a hoax perpetrated by an adult woman outside of the FLDS.

In several criminal trials in Texas resulting from the April 2008 seizure of evidence at the YFZ Ranch, Carolyn was called as a witness for the State. In the case of Teas v. Raymond Merril Jessop, Carolyn, Raymond’s stepmother, testified about her knowledge of Raymond Jessop as well as her knowledge of church teachings. Raymond Jessop was ultimately convicted of sexual assault of a child and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Carolyn also testified for the State of Texas in criminal trials against Leroy Jessop and Allan Keate. Leroy Jessop, another of Carolyn’s stepchildren, was convicted of sexual assault of a child and sentenced to 75 years in prison. Allan Keate was convicted of sexual assault of a child and sentenced to 33 years in prison Rulon jeffs.


In 2007 she co-authored her book Escape with Laura Palmer and chronicled her life in the FLDS organization, her adulthood and disillusionment, and her eventual flight. It was published by the Broadway division of Random House. She followed its publication with a book tour. In 2008 actress Katherine Heigl announced she had contracted to produce and star in a feature film based on the memoir.

Carolyn’s second child, Betty Jessop, turned eighteen in 2007 and returned to the FLDS. As was acknowledged by both parties, Carolyn had to physically force her to leave the FLDS when she was thirteen. Since returning to the FLDS, Betty has openly disputed the claims in Carolyn’s book, particularly those alleging that Merril Jessop was abusive, saying “it just makes me want to laugh.” She describes her years outside of the sect as traumatic, explaining that public school was a shock and that the task of caring for her siblings fell to her due to her mother’s health problems: “With the responsibility landing on me so hard every morning, I was an emotional wreck, and after a while, I hardened into a frazzled bundle of nerves.” She added, “I was such a representation of everything [Carolyn] hated so much. I just couldn’t deny what was in my heart — my belief in my religion and my love for my father and my family. I spent four years [in mainstream society], and there is nothing there for me.”


On April 21, 2003, when Jessop was 35, she left her husband’s family and the FLDS church, fleeing to a safehouse in Salt Lake City. Subsequently, she sued for custody of her children, and in 2003 became “the first woman ever granted full custody of her children in a contested suit involving the FLDS.”

Carolyn Jessop has been involved in several legal proceedings arising from her departure from and knowledge of the FLDS community. With assistance from Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, in 2003 Carolyn became the first woman who left an FLDS community to be awarded full custody of all of her children. In 2009, Carolyn Jessop won a child support judgment against Merril Jessop in the approximate amount of $148,000 for support Merril Jessop failed to provide his children between 2003 and 2009 after they fled the FLDS community. As of February 2010, Merri Jessop had still not paid any of the child support he owed, and according to Carolyn Jessop’s attorney, Natalie Malonis, Merril Jessop’s failure to support his children could result in jail time.


Carolyn Jessop (born January 1, 1968) is a former Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints member who wrote Escape, an autobiographical account of her upbringing in the polygamist sect and later flight from that community. She is the cousin, by marriage, of Flora Jessop, another former FLDS member and advocate for abused children. Carolyn Jessop now lives in the Salt Lake City area with her children.


Jessop arrived on-site Sunday, April 6, in hopes of reuniting two of her daughters with their half-siblings. She stated her opinion that the action in Texas was unlike the 1953 Short Creek raid in Arizona. On April 8 she was interviewed by the NBC Today Show regarding the event, and described life at a FLDS community. Jessop had also been in Texas the prior month at a speaking engagement, where she said, “[i]n Eldorado, the crimes went to a whole new level. They thought they could get away with more” but “Texas is not going to be a state that’s as tolerant of these crimes as Arizona and Utah have been.”

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Real NameCarolyn Jessop

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Age (2021)54 Years
Date Of BirthJanuary 1, 1968
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Carolyn Jessop Net Worth

The Carolyn Jessop Estimated Net worth is $80K – USD $85k.

Monthly Income/Salary (approx.)$80K – $85k USD
Net Worth (approx.)$4 million- $6 million USD

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