NZ Herald – ‘I worried for her safety’: Gloriavale dad on why he pulled family out of ‘victim shaming, blaming’ commune

NZ Herald – ‘I worried for her safety’: Gloriavale dad on why he pulled family out of ‘victim shaming, blaming’ commune

NZ Herald – 30/08/2022

A man born and raised at Gloriavale has revealed he pulled his family out of the community due to the way his wife and daughter were treated – including being “publicly ridiculed and humiliated” and forced to work.

Isaac Pilgrim said he was sick of being “absolutely smashed” by the leaders in the West Coast sect and wanted “freedom” for his family.

He gave evidence in the Employment Court today before Chief Judge Christina Inglis in a case brought against Gloriavale by his daughter Serenity Pilgrim and five other women.

Read more here: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/i-worried-for-her-safety-gloriavale-dad-on-why-he-pulled-family-out-of-victim-shaming-blaming-commune/NU5BGR5IA4ELGYBSQGKT2MXFB4/