NZ Herald – Emotional testimony from Gloriavale leaver about life of fear, pressure, sexual abuse
NZ Herald – 31/08/2022
Growing up at Gloriavale Rose Standtrue lived in fear.
She feared not waking up in time for work, feared being late and feared being forced to stand in front of the 600-strong population at the Christian commune and apologise if she made any mistakes.
She also feared the men, the abuse, the shaming – and going to hell if she broke any of the rules.
Standtrue gave evidence today in the Employment Court about her time at Gloriavale, outlining the long hours and arduous tasks she says she was forced to do since she was a child.