Newshub – Former Gloriavale resident alleges sexual abuse, public shaming, being cut off from her family when she left community
Newshub – 31/08/2022
It’s been an emotional day at the Gloriavale Employment Court case, with a witness alleging she was sexually abused, publicly shamed and cut off from her family when she left.
Rose Standtrue said she was under so much pressure, she contemplated taking her own life.
Every day at court, the women of Gloriavale who’ve come to observe proceedings enjoy lunch in the sun. But former resident Standtrue said the reality on the inside is that having a break was not part of life.
“So no we didn’t get a lunch break.”
No break, despite working 15-hour days in the laundry.