A judge has rejected Amber Harrison’s attempts to have her legal stoush with Seven West Media (SWM) moved to the Federal Court in her home state of Melbourne.
Harrison, of course, is attempting to sue the network for false dismissal and not providing a safe workplace following her well-documented affair with Seven CEO Tim Worner.
Seven, on the other hand, want a current temporary gag order made permanent so as to prevent Harrison from airing sensitive documents she allegedly took while employed at the network.
Harrison had previously posted personal letters from Worner on her Twitter account and it’s believed she’s in possession of more documents that allege drug use with Worner and misuse of company funds. On Saturday, Harrison tweeted this sly dig.
Seven has been pursuing Harrison through the NSW Supreme Court, however, her lawyer, Julian Burnside, wanted the case moved to Melbourne’s Federal Court as it would be more sympathetic to Harrison’s fair work claims.
However, today Justice John Sackar ruled that the case should remain with him.
Seven have also argued that Harrison has no right to more compensation as she reportedly signed a release when she left SWM in 2014 that annulled her right to any further legal action.
Justice Sackar’s final decision is due to be handed down on July the 10th.