1News – Gloriavale leaders issue apology for failing to ‘protect victims’
By Ryan Boswell – 1News – 27/05/2022
Gloriavale’s leadership has issued an apology to current and former members, saying it “draws a firm line in the sand between the past and the future”.
The West Coast commune has been at the centre of accusations of sexual and physical abuse for decades, with police and Oranga Tamariki carrying out multiple investigations and laying a number of charges.
Earlier this month the Employment Court ruled commune members are employees, after the leadership tried to argue they knowingly signed up to be volunteers and did not expect to be paid.