Stuff – Sexual misconduct advocate helps young woman escape Gloriavale for life of freedom
By Joanne Naish – Stuff – 13/05/2022
A former lawyer and advocate against sexual misconduct in the workplace who helped trigger New Zealand’s #MeToo movement has been helping a woman escape Gloriavale.
The woman, who did not want to be named, fled the secretive West Coast community last year.
Olivia Wensley said the woman was in serious distress while living in the community, and that she felt she could finally speak about her experiences following a landmark finding in the Employment Court this week which revealed serious concerns about control and safety for people working in Gloriavale, particularly children.