‘I was so angry I wanted to expose them’: Gloriavale dad’s life turnaround
And he says he was “impotent” to do anything about it – even though he raised issues and concerns repeatedly with Gloriavale leaders.
Clem Ready is giving evidence in the Employment Court in a case taken against Gloriavale by a number of leavers including his daughter and granddaughter.
Virginia Courage, Anna Courage and fellow leavers Pearl Valour, Serenity Pilgrim, Rose Standtrue and Crystal Loyal are fighting for a legal ruling that they were employees and not volunteers during their time at Gloriavale.
They allege women at the West Coast sect are treated as “modern-day slaves” and are forced to work from a young age.