Seven Supremo Kerry Stokes Slams Amber Harrison’s Actions As “Wildly False & Disgusting”

Seven Supremo Kerry Stokes Slams Amber Harrison’s Actions As “Wildly False & Disgusting”
SHARE
THIS



If there’s one thing to come out of the Seven-Amber Harrison stoush over the past seven months it has been Seven’s unwavering commitment to CEO Tim Worner despite the very public and often salacious allegations.

Many commentators wondering why the broadcaster would spend so much in legal fees (rumoured to have been over $1 million) to destroy their former employee in court when they could have paid a tenth of that in hush money.

And it appears that Seven chairman Kerry Stokes was the main driver (and deep pockets) to skewer Harrison.

Of particular distaste to Stokes was Harrison’s allegations, revealed in court documents, that Worner had affairs with other females at the network. Worner was later cleared of the allegations and Harrison herself also apologised to the women she named.

The blogger, who publicly named the women, is now facing jail time. Read that story here.

Stokes, who generally refused to comment while the very public legal fight played out, has now come out and said Harrison’s naming of the women was “wildly false” and “disgusting”.

“We only took action to protect innocent people and the company from her baseless accusations, as exposed by two judgments in the NSW Supreme Court,” Stokes said, his comments reported on The Australian.

“This has been a very difficult situation for the company, which features women in 50 per cent of our senior executive positions and is regarded as one of the top employers in Australia.”

Stokes was also reportedly furious that Seven had paid Harrison a termination fee $420,000 on the proviso that she not go public with her story and she return sensitive documents in her possession. Harrison choosing to do neither.

Stokes was also livid of the “$200,000 she misappropriated from us on the credit card” a reference to Harrison’s misuse of Seven’s expenses.

Please login with linkedin to comment

Advertising Standards Bureau Amber Harrison Beaumont Tiles Collaborative Economy Voice Recognition

Latest News

Amy Shark, Delta Goodrem And Guy Sebastian To Guest Host iHeart Radio’s TikTok Trending
  • Media

Amy Shark, Delta Goodrem And Guy Sebastian To Guest Host iHeart Radio’s TikTok Trending

Amy Shark, Delta Goodrem and Guy Sebastian, along with some of Australia’s hottest TikTok creators and artists, are giving music lovers rare insights into their favourite trends and tunes as guest hosts of TikTok Trending on iHeartRadio. TikTok Trending on iHeartRadio has been broadcasting 24/7 as part of a partnership between ARN’s iHeartRadio Australia and TikTok which was announced in April. With […]

Triple M’s No Talk Day Returns To Inspire Conversation Around Men’s Mental Health
  • Media

Triple M’s No Talk Day Returns To Inspire Conversation Around Men’s Mental Health

For the third consecutive year, Triple M’s No Talk Day will return on Thursday July 1 to raise awareness around men’s mental health and encourage courageous conversations on Triple M’s 45 stations across the country with support from partner Beyond Blue.  From 6:00am – 6:00pm on July 1, Triple M is encouraging listeners to clear […]

Wednesday TV Wrap: With No Hard Quiz, Travel Guides Easily Wins Non-News Programming
  • Media

Wednesday TV Wrap: With No Hard Quiz, Travel Guides Easily Wins Non-News Programming

Nine’s Travel Guides continued to consolidate its position as a Wednesday night leader in yesterday evening’s programming, with 719,000 viewers. In recent weeks, it has been competing with the ABC’s Hard Quiz – sometimes besting it, sometimes being bested – but with no Hard Quiz last night, it sailed to an entertainment win. Last night’s ep saw the travellers […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Thrive PR Wins SodaStream Account
  • Marketing

Thrive PR Wins SodaStream Account

Thrive PR + Communications will be adding SodaStream to its list of global consumer-lifestyle brands, after being appointed as its Public Relations company of record in Australia. The win follows a competitive pitch that will see Thrive manage the sparkling water brand’s earned media relations, press office, and gifting program. Thrive will also be responsible […]

72andSunny Sydney Promotes Ross Berthinussen To President Following Chris Kay’s Shock Exit
  • Advertising

72andSunny Sydney Promotes Ross Berthinussen To President Following Chris Kay’s Shock Exit

72andSunny Sydney has appointed Ross Berthinussen (main photo) to the role of president leading the Sydney office. Berthinussen’s promotion follows yesterday’s surprise news that the agency’s CEO, Chris Kay, had snared the rather prestigious role of CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi’s UK office. Read B&T’s reporting here. Berthinussen has been executive strategy director of the […]

Seattle, USA - Oct 15, 2019: The entrance sign to the new Google building in the south lake union area at sunset.
  • Marketing
  • Technology

Rebounding Ad Industry Sees Google Jump Up Most Valuable Brand Ranks

Amazon has secured the title of most valuable global brand for the third year running, but rival tech giants such as Apple and Google are breathing down the neck of the Jeff Bezos founded site. Data and insights company Kantar has released its BrandZ report for 2021, detailing the most valuable brands globally based on […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Taiwan Receives First Ever Grand Prix In Cannes Lions Live Day Three, While Lil Nas X, Fortnite And Tinder Win Big
  • Advertising

Taiwan Receives First Ever Grand Prix In Cannes Lions Live Day Three, While Lil Nas X, Fortnite And Tinder Win Big

Cannes Lions Live Day Three saw the announcement of winners in the Craft Track and Entertainment Track, in partnership with Unity, as well as an exciting first, with Taiwan awarded its first Grand Prix. On the Australian front, awards were slightly slower, with Aussie agencies recognised only in the Digital Craft Lions. These Lions award […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Businessman using tablet payments online shopping with speed icons customer and data network connection on virtual screen.
  • Marketing

62% Of Shoppers Doing Most Of Their Purchases Online: BigCommerce And PayPal Report

Consumer shifts in how and where people buy products evolved significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, creating new opportunities for retailers to use new channels, fulfilment strategies and payment options, according to the results of a new survey out today from BigCommerce and PayPal. While a majority of the 3,000 consumers surveyed from the United States, United Kingdom […]

Image lead story From ‘Over-Contextualising’ To Updating Creative: Everything You Need To Know About Contextual Advertising
  • Partner Content

From ‘Over-Contextualising’ To Updating Creative: Everything You Need To Know About Contextual Advertising

With Google pressing ahead with its plan to deprecate third-party cookies in the near future, it seems many marketers are now looking at contextual advertising as a way to meet consumer expectations in an increasingly privacy-focused world. Despite the newfound popularity of contextual advertising, it is not a new principle. In fact, advertisers have been […]

Partner Content

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
New Talent Agency, Liquorice Plants Roots In NZ
  • Marketing
  • Media

New Talent Agency, Liquorice Plants Roots In NZ

The brainchild of co-founders Gina Williams-Folau (main photo) and Greer Bland, the talent agency Liquorice was born out of a desire to make things easier for brand managers. Liquorice offers social talent for brands wanting to hit the sweet spot with Kiwi audiences. Launching with a roster of big names on board including Millie Elder-Holmes, Athena […]

Anglicare WA Makes Winter Chill Contagious In Campaign Via Wunderman Thompson
  • Advertising
  • Campaigns

Anglicare WA Makes Winter Chill Contagious In Campaign Via Wunderman Thompson

9000 Western Australians experiencing homelessness are about to face cold winter nights. To call for donations to the 2021 Winter Appeal, Anglicare WA has released a chilling video with renowned actor Liam Graham, best known for his starring roles in Greenfield and The Heights, experiencing mild hypothermia after spending one hour in a commercial freezer. […]

Blackmagic Design Helps Create Latest Ad For Chris Hemsworth’s Centr Fitness App
  • Advertising

Blackmagic Design Helps Create Latest Ad For Chris Hemsworth’s Centr Fitness App

Blackmagic Design has shared how its products were used to shoot the latest commercial campaign for Chris Hemsworth’s fitness training app, Centr. The new campaign, which promotes the progressive 10 week workout plan ‘Power’ replicates the same protocols used to prepare the actor for his latest appearance in the upcoming Marvel franchise film, Thor: Love […]

Webprofits To Aggressively Drive Airtasker’s UK Growth Plan
  • Marketing

Webprofits To Aggressively Drive Airtasker’s UK Growth Plan

Airtasker has chosen leading independent digital growth consultancy, Webprofits as a strategic partner to help them expand to new markets. Following a successful IPO in early 2021, Airtasker set its sights on the next strategic objective — expansion and growth in the UK market. After careful review, they partnered with the growth marketing specialists at […]

Cresta’s Awards See Upturn As Ad Spend Starts To Return
  • Advertising

Cresta’s Awards See Upturn As Ad Spend Starts To Return

Cresta Awards has announced that despite having a few more weeks before entries close, this year’s Cresta Awards has surpassed its entries for the whole 2019 Season. Cresta sees this as evidence, not just of evolution in its own awards but of a wider measure of industry confidence and resilience in many markets. The awards […]