Question: Did the daughter of Hugh Nibley accuse him of abusing her?

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Question: Did the daughter of Hugh Nibley accuse him of abusing her?

Martha Beck gained notoriety for her accusations that she was sexually molested by her father Hugh Nibley

Martha Nibley Beck is the daughter of well-known LDS scholar Hugh Nibley. She gained notoriety for her accusations that she was sexually molested by her father Hugh Nibley.

The Nibley family strongly disputes this, and the story has been challenged because of its involvement with "recovered memories"

The Nibley family strongly disputes this, and Beck has been roundly denounced by her ex-husband and others for what they claim is her book's misrepresentation of facts. Beck's tale has also been challenged because of its involvement with recovered memories of abuse.

After writing a book in which they described how to renounce homosexuality through the gospel, Beck and her husband, John C. Beck, eventually 'came out of the closet' and announced that John was gay and Martha was a lesbian. They have since divorced.

Significant Works

  • Martha Beck, Breaking the Cycle of Compulsive Behavior (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1990) (with John C. Beck). ISBN 0875792901
  • Martha Beck, Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith (New York: Crown Publishers, 2005). ISBN 0609609912


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