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.
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.
The American charity, which runs 19 schools in Liberia, announced this week that it will close in the wake of a ProPublica investigation into the rapes of girls in its care.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The charity, featured in a ProPublica investigation and documentary, misreported contributions to the IRS.
Protesters want the government to revoke the American charity’s accreditation and permission to run schools.
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.
More Than Me gained fame for saving girls from sexual exploitation. But from the very beginning, girls were being raped.