LDS Church President subpoenaed again for deposition in sex abuse lawsuits
SALT LAKE CITY — Lawyers for a group of people suing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints over accusations of sex abuse have renewed a deposition subpoena for President Thomas S. Monson.
They want the 89-year-old leader of the LDS Church to sit for a deposition and answer what — if anything — he knows about accusations of sexual abuse dating back to the 1960s and ’70s in a church-run program on the Navajo reservation.
“We believe we have a right to question President Monson about how he was briefed, what he learned about child sex abuse and what was done to protect kids in the future,” Craig Vernon, an attorney for the plaintiffs, told FOX 13 on Thursday.
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