Woman on “My Five Wives” accuses father of abuse

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman featured in a reality TV show about a polygamous family is going public about sex abuse she claims she suffered as a child in hopes of changing a culture of secrecy plaguing plural families in Utah.

Rosemary Williams says she was molested more than two decades ago by her father, Lynn A. Thompson. He is the leader of one of the largest organized polygamy groups in Utah, the Apostolic United Brethren, or AUB.

Thompson says the allegations are not true. A spokesman for the AUB didn’t return phone calls from The AP.

A search of criminal charges available online show no record of any criminal convictions for Thompson.

The Williams family is featured in the TLC reality show, “My Five Wives.”