RNZ – Checkpoint – Gloriavale leaver reacts to community’s apology over abuse
RNZ – Checkpoint – Lisa Owen – 27/05/2022
The leadership of Gloriavale is publicly repenting…issuing a statement apologising for failing to protect sex abuse victims and exploited workers.
A landmark court decision recently ruled that three former residents of the commune were employees from age six doing strenuous difficult and sometimes dangerous work – all unpaid.
And several members of the reclusive West Coast community have been convicted of sexually abusing children.
Today’s statement attributed to Gloriavale’s current leadership also calls for any leavers who were harmed in the commune to come forward.
Daniel Pilgrim – who took an employment case against Gloriavale, and won, talks to Lisa Owen.