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Rape at an American Charity in Liberia

Katie Meyler established More Than Me to save some of the world’s most vulnerable girls from sexual exploitation. Then, some were raped, and that was only the beginning.


More Than Me Founder and CEO Katie Meyler Resigns

She had been on a leave of absence for six months after ProPublica investigated rape at her charity in Liberia.


An acclaimed American charity said it was saving some of the world’s most vulnerable girls from sexual exploitation. Then they were raped, and that was only the beginning.

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An “Astonishing Failure”: Independent Panel Concludes Charity Missed Opportunities to Prevent Rape of Students

In a damning and wide-ranging report, commissioned in the wake of a ProPublica investigation into rape at the American charity More Than Me, the panel said the charity may have violated a child protection law and could be sued.

More Than Me Still Lacks Adequate Systems to Protect Children in Its Care, New Report Says

At a charity where a ProPublica investigation showed a senior staffer preyed on girls, safety issues remain and the organization’s former leader still has not accepted responsibility, an audit finds.

What Will Come of the More Than Me Rape Scandal?

After a ProPublica report last year, the American charity and Liberian government promised to independently investigate. Amid the silence that followed, something strange happened involving the principal of a school run by More Than Me.

How the More Than Me Charity Gamed the Internet and Hollywood to Win a Million Dollars

Katie Meyler’s gambit involved a Silicon Valley darling, payments to a social media marketer in Pakistan and a broken promise to a philanthropist with some very famous friends.

More Than Me Addresses Inaccurate Tax Returns, Loses 2 Board Members, Has Funds Suspended by Donor

The charity, featured in a ProPublica investigation and documentary, misreported contributions to the IRS.

Amid Protest in Liberia, Its Vice President Gets List of Demands About More Than Me

Protesters want the government to revoke the American charity’s accreditation and permission to run schools.

More Than Me CEO Katie Meyler Temporarily Steps Down

Four days after ProPublica published a story about the charity, its board chairman has also resigned, multiple groups are conducting independent investigations and Liberians are outraged.


Katie Meyler’s charity, More Than Me, was created to save vulnerable girls from sexual exploitation. But from the very beginning, girls were being raped by a man Meyler trusted.

Coming Thursday: How an Acclaimed American Charity Failed Some of the World’s Most Vulnerable Girls

More Than Me gained fame for saving girls from sexual exploitation. But from the very beginning, girls were being raped.

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