Dassi Erlich’s memoir is a devastating account of sexual abuse in the closed religious Adass community. Bringing her perpetrator to justice took over fifteen years. She shares her story with Louise Milligan.
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Dassi Erlich is now a high-profile lobbyist, justice campaigner and advocate for sexual abuse survivors. She has endured the tricky transition from a life in ultra-Orthodox Judaism, where every move was governed by severe rules and rituals, to a secular life in Melbourne's suburbs. Given the hardships she has faced, her trajectory is extraordinary. In Bad Faith is Dassi's powerful memoir.
Louise Milligan is an investigative reporter for the ABC TV’s Four Corners. Her award-winning stories for ABC’s 7.30 on the abuse allegations against George Pell led to the book Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of Cardinal Pell, which was awarded the Walkley Book Award in 2017 and won the 2018 Civic Choice Award for the Melbourne Prize for Literature. Her most recent book is Witness: an investigation into the brutal cost of seeking justice. Her debut novel will be published in 2024.