1News – Gloriavale leadership ‘allowed to touch anyone they want’, court hears
1News – 30/08/2022
A former Gloriavale resident “beat one young fella up” for harassing his daughter, hoping it would send a message that she was off limits.
“I would come and check up on Serena because there would be guys around.
“I was worried about young fellas harassing Serena. I did beat one young fella up for being too in her face. I’m not sure I should have but I was openly aggressive about any young fella getting near her, so it would send a message to them, so they knew she was off limits,” said Pilgrim.
The court heard that the leadership are allowed to touch anyone they want, particularly young girls.