Newshub – Former Gloriavale residents sceptical over leaders’ ‘unprecedented’ apology about sexual abuse and worker exploitation
Michael Morrah – Newshub – 27/05/2022
Gloriavale’s leaders have issued an unprecedented apology – but it’s been met with caution from former residents.
They wrote a letter admitting they failed to protect victims of sexual abuse and labour exploitation, and they’re promising change.
Gloriavale’s known for conducting its affairs privately. That’s why the letter, intended for outsiders to read, is such a major departure from what’s normal.
The leaders state: “We apologise for our role in failing to prevent and protect victims of labour exploitation and sexual abuse.” They go on to say they denounce any and all offending, calling it “abhorrent”.