TVNZ 1 News – Claims Gloriavale members forced to sign documents waiving legal advice
1 News – Ryan Boswell – 10/08/2021
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Former Gloriavale members claim they’ve been forced to sign documents not knowing what they were.
Isaac Pilgrim was born at the West Coast commune, and fled to Timaru with his 10 children in 2018.
He told 1 NEWS that members were often lined up to sign forms, and told to follow what the leadership said.
“I remember a few times wanting to read through things and they were like ‘you don’t need to read it, you just need to trust us’,” said Pilgrim.