Settlement reached in Kingston lawsuit

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit against the Kingston polygamist family.

In 2003, Mary Ann Kingston--now known as Mary Ann Nichols-- filed a suit against more than 200 Kingston members and nearly 100 businesses associated with the organization.

She was 16 when she married her uncle, David Kingston and became his 15th wife.

She said she was forced into the polygamous and incestuous relationship and then beaten by her father when she tried to escape.

The Deseret News reports a settlement was reached Friday.

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