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Lampley Accuser's Sexless Former Marriage

1/11/2007 5:06 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Candice Sanders Divorce docsCandice Sanders might want to think twice about getting hitched -- or engaged -- again. Before the beauty queen was engaged to Jim Lampley, she was married to another man who she says was unable to have sex her.

TMZ first reported that Sanders, the 2003 Miss California USA, accused sportscaster Jim Lampley of repeatedly throwing her against a wall on New Year's Eve and had him arrested. Today, we've obtained court documents, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, that annulled the former Miss California USA's marriage to a Jehovah's Witness, Marlon Muller. Sanders claimed "there was fraud in [Muller's] representations of his ability to have children and participate in marital sexual relations," that Muller promised to give up "his practice of being a Jehovah's Witness" and that their "planned children would not be raised as a Jehovah's Witness." Apparently the court agreed and annulled the marriage after just six months.

Lampley, for his part, has denied Sanders' allegations, and hasn't acknowledged that he is (or was) engaged to Sanders.

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Jojo    

First of all, as a person born and raised a Witness and also as a well traveled, educated, professional, adult woman...it is a complete fabrication that we do not have sex with our marriage mate if they are not one of Jehovah's Witnesses.
I smell a skunk!!!!!

2785 days ago
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Milkyway    

That's crazy! I know Jehovah's witness laws and They CAN have sex after marriage but NOT before!!!!

2785 days ago
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KB    

I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses and that is completely untrue that we do not have sex in marriage. We follow Bible principles that you should wait until after marriage to have sex since the act is something sacred between a husband and wife. After you are married you can have all the sex you want. There were obviously other issues involved that were not disclosed.

2785 days ago
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Jo Blo    

Jehovahs are total tightasses anyway. You can't buy the car before you test drive it!~

2785 days ago
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a real Sheriff    

Oh come on now. I was born and raised one of Jehovah's Witnesses. My husband was not a Witness when we married and trust me, we had sex.

2785 days ago
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be nice haters    

I have lots of sex and I am married and a Jehovah's Witness. This is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. If we can't have sex then what is with all the babiesmany of us have?

2785 days ago
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kathleen    

This chick is a DINGBAT, no doubt! What kind of idiot woman would LIVE with Jim Lampley prior to marriage, anyways?! I remember when he had HAIR, was married to Bree Walker, and did the sports on LA newscast.

2785 days ago
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AJ    

Prince is now one of Jehovah's Witnesses, married, and I'm quite sure he still has sex. GOD ok'd sex when he told Adam & Eve to be fruitful and multiply.

2785 days ago
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Azaziah    

This chick gets f***ed all the time by somebody.

2785 days ago
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Shelly    

Sounds like the Candy A$$ed Jehovah's Witnesses geek I was married to.Selling Watchtowers door to door more was important than me.

2785 days ago
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Chris35    

I cant believe anyone would turn down sex with this hot babe.

2785 days ago
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Shelly    

NO one said that all JWs wouldn't have sex. She said HER husband would not have sex. Which happens in a fair percent of marriages for various reasons.

2785 days ago
13.

William    

Read the court documents.

Muller is IMPOTENT, and he kept this from Sanders until after the wedding.

"... There was fraud in respondent's representation of his ability to have children and participate in marital sexual relations."

He was only UNWILLING to raise a child who was not a Jehovah's Witness, which in itself would be fine, except that he told Candice otherwise prior to the marriage.

"The Court finds that there was fraud in the inception in the marriage based on the respondent's religious promises and the anticipated religion of any children of the marriage...."

2784 days ago
14.

lyn    

Court papers may say one thing but reality is that is absolutely ridiculous to accuse Jehovah's Witnesses of abstaining from sex within the marriage arrangement.
The apostle Paul in the book of 1 Corinthians made it very clear that each partner was responsible for fulfilling their "due" to each other.. in other words having sex and wanting to engage as much as the other partner needs.
In fact if one was to abstain sex from their marriage partner and "hold out" as it were, they would be guilty of violating scriptual counsel and admonition.

2784 days ago
15.

POe    

OBVIOUSLY, this young lady has "issues". 1st with her former husband and then with Lampley. Any idiot "looks before they leap" and everyone knows that what you marry is what you accepted. She just changed her mind and then lied all over him to get out of it. The courts decided to believe her.

I AM one of Jehovah's Witnesses and we don't play these kinds of games. Her 1st husband was of questionable character for marrying someone who didn't share his faith and he obviously had issues, himself. Not exactly a spiritual dynamo if he chose to marry someone with whom he had NOTHING in common spiritually when he was surrounded by beautiful women with whom he DID share religious beliefs.

But the article was written so as to give the impression that Jehovah's Witnesses are somehow forbidden to have sexual relations after marriage and this is rediculous. Where do all the baby Witnesses come from? The cabbage patch? Get a clue. People just like bashing Witnesses. I read an article where someone had not set foot in a Kingdom Hall since she was 18; at 50 something she drove drunk and killed someone and they mentioned that she was once one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Do they mention a 40 years past religious affiliation if someone was once Catholic? Or once Methodist? No.

Jehovah's Witnesses are normal, happy, warm, loving people. The only thing that is different about us is that we do actually know the Bible and live by our faith. It's not just "our religion". It's our life. It's who and what we are. Perhaps, Mr. Muller forgot that for a hot minute, but I bet the humiliating morass he found himself in reminded him. After all, "... he who has dealings with (morally) stupid ones will fare badly." - Proverbs 13:20

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