Joyce McKinney resurfaces in Errol Morris' 'Tabloid'

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  • winchester64 PROVO, UT
    July 28, 2011 2:21 p.m.

    As someone who is was in the same mission at the same time this all came down, then became aware of some of the people familiar with McKinney's time at BYU etc, my perspective is somewhat better informed than most I believe.

    The facts are simple and sad; her obvious mental problems are such that if her parents hadn't been millionaires, she probably would have been locked up for her own and the public good.

    She was released into her parents custody so she could see "Close Encounters of the First Kind", thereby saddling her millionaire dad with ~$200,000 in the lost bail.

    One can sum up her personality problems by simply asking the following questions:
    Since she was a 'beauty queen', and a millionaire's daughter, why couldn't she get a second date at BYU?
    Why did she call supposed boy friends up in the middle of the night, and threaten to have them professionally hit if they didn't go on another date with her?
    At 27, why was she chasing a 19-old boy, when she had all these supposed advantages?

  • Sarah B SLC, UT
    July 16, 2011 2:04 p.m.

    How sick to twist a den of iniquity where forcible rape took place into a "love cottage."

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    July 16, 2011 12:10 p.m.

    Our LDS Missionary son told us of similar incidents in Western Samoa in the early 2000s.
    Maybe Joyce isn't as crazy as everyone thinks she is.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    July 16, 2011 10:06 a.m.

    I'm sure it's disgusting, but I have to admit that it has peaked by curiosity. I'm dying to see it. I wonder if it will include the fact that she was fixated on one of the Osmonds before Anderson.

  • Gracie Boise, ID
    July 16, 2011 7:40 a.m.

    I agree with the previous commenter. I was waiting to read something other than the comments of those supporting the x-rated movie. "Documentary"? "Clean fun"? Was the experience sanitized for the tortured missionary? Here is another attempt to mingle sick sensationalism with the genre that usually shows respectability, trying to garner that quality for itself. It won't work. Changing definitions of words momentarily to suit the growing audience for sewer entertainment only fits those who enjoy that kind of sadistic behavior--by proxy, of course.

  • yarrlydarb Ogden, UT
    July 16, 2011 7:19 a.m.

    And of what possible value is this story???