LDS Church files motion to dismiss remaining fraud claim in Joseph Bishop case

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SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah) – Attorneys for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints filed a motion to dismiss a claim the Church had any knowledge of a former mission president’s “past red flag sexual improprieties.” 

In the motion filed Monday, church attorneys asked Judge Dale Kimball to dismiss the remaining fraud claim by McKenna Denson, who accused former Missionary Training Center President Joseph Bishop of sexually assaulting her when she was a sister missionary back in 1984. The Church’s motion filed Monday asked Judge Kimball to dismiss the claim that leaders had any knowledge of Bishop’s troubled past. 

In May, a recording of a conversation between Denson and Bishop, now in his 80s, surfaced on the website MormonLeaks. In that conversation Bishop admitted to inappropriate behavior. Denson then sued Bishop and the LDS Church for damages. Judge Kimball dismissed most of that lawsuit earlier this month because the statute of limitations had already passed. 

The Church has asked Kimball to dismiss the remaining claim based on those same grounds. https://file:///C:/Users/areeser/Desktop/lds%20fraud%20claim.pdf

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