Stuff – Gloriavale shepherds use food ‘as a weapon’ and believe they are ‘above the law’, leaver says
Stuff – 1/09/2022
A Gloriavale leaver born into the Christian community says she decided to leave when the community kept changing its values and beliefs to “cover their tracks”.
Pearl Valor continued giving evidence on day four of the Christchurch Employment Court hearing on Thursday, where it is alleged women were subject to sexual abuse as well as “slave-like” conditions from as young as 6 or 7.
Valor told the court “higher class” members (relatives of leaders) were given access to special foods and dental care, while others were left with staple food items or, some days, no food at all.