Alleged Walder victim dies in apparent suicide, days after author took own life

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Alleged Walder victim dies in apparent suicide, days after author took own life
Friends of young woman say she was distraught over ‘how some tried to protect him and whitewash the story’
By TOI staff
30 December 2021

A young woman who was said to have been an alleged victim of sexual abuse at the hands of Haredi author Chaim Walder was found dead in Jerusalem on Thursday, apparently after taking her own life. Walder, a popular ultra-Orthodox children’s author who was accused of sexually abusing women and children, was found dead in a Petah Tikva cemetery on Monday, and is also believed to have killed himself. Friends of the young woman said she had become distraught in recent days as some parts of the Haredi establishment feted Walder after his death.

According to the Walla news site, one friend wrote on social media that “she ended her life because her wounded soul could not stand the celebrations that were held for him.” Another friend told Ynet: “It is possible that Chaim Walder’s story flooded her with difficult feelings when she saw how some tried to protect him and whitewash the story.” The young woman was laid to rest on Thursday afternoon.

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