A bizarre case from the UK in the 1970s concerning a Mormon missionary who claimed he was abducted and raped by a Wyoming beauty queen re-surfaced this week. The UK site Mail Online has the full story, but here are the cliff notes:
Apparently Kirk Anderson, a 21 year-old Mormon missionary serving in the UK in 1977, claimed he was abducted by a 28 year-old woman by the name of Joyce McKinney with the help of a male accomplice. He was then taken to a remote honeymoon cottage and tied to a bed while McKinney repeatedly demanded that he marry her. When he refused, she put on a sexy nightie, tore off his pajamas and raped him.
Yup, you heard that right. According to the press coverage, she took off his clothes and she raped him. When he got loose he went to the police about it, and the story became quite the media circus back in the day (aided by McKinney’s good looks and willingness to take nude pictures for the media).
Now now, try not to laugh. If the gender roles were reversed and this was a story about an obsessive male stalker abducting and raping a female Mormon missionary, no one would be laughing. No one would sit back and say, “Well, he’s a really attractive guy, I don’t see what the rape victim is complaining about.” For a woman to rape a man may be a rare occurrence (ostensibly because men are so horny they never say “no” to sex), but it can happen.
Why is this story back in the headlines? Because recently a woman calling herself “Bernann McKinney” became the first person to have a pet cloned by a commercial company, in this case her pet bulldog “Booger.” Some savvy media types recognized her name and face (Bernann was Joyce McKinney’s middle name) and now it looks very, very likely that the two McKinneys are one and the same.
This woman ought to be locked up. If allegations of kidnapping, rape, assault and attempted kidnapping aren’t good enough reasons, wasting thousands and thousands of dollars on something as stupid as cloning an ugly pet should be. Oh, and add “wearing too much hideous eyeshadow” to her list of crimes against humanity.
SMALL UPDATE ~ A participant named “gramps” on the Mormon Discussions forums had this to say about Kirk Anderson:
When I arrived at the mission home in Epsom, Surrey, circa 1978, I met Elder Andersen. He was the Mission President’s secretary at the time. The events mentioned above had happened shortly before I arrived.
He looked terrible. He was thin, his pants falling off him. Really, he looked bad. But, he was the nicest guy. And I really enjoyed talking with him.
I hope he is doing well now.
Interesting. Sounds like he was a stressed and traumatized person if true.
UPDATE II ~ The dog cloner admitted to being the woman accused of sexual assault in 1977. Worst-kept secret in the world.