Amber Harrison: AFL legend Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson dragged into Tim Worner mistress scandal
SARAH CRAWFORD, The Daily Telegraph
July 13, 2017 12:00am
AMBER HARRISON’S ‘REVENGE CAMPAIGN’
LOVER GOT $427K TO ‘SHUT UP’
AN AFL great has been dragged into the scandal surrounding the former lover of Seven boss Tim Worner.
Amber Harrison used a company credit card to splurge on luxury accommodation and beauty treatments for herself and the wife of ****Essendon legend Mark “Bomber” Thompson.****
The former Seven executive assistant paid $1313 to treat herself and Jana Clack at the Crown Metropol Melbourne on April 24 and 25, 2011.
Ms Harrison also booked a table at the now closed Gordon Ramsay restaurant Maze, writing in an email, “Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson will be one of the guests, do you mind putting in a request for a table away from the thoroughfare if possible?”
Amber Harrison and Mark “Bomber” Thompson. Harrison used a company card to pay for beauty treatments for herself and Thompson’s wife.
The Daily Telegraph has reviewed documents, including invoices, receipts and emails on Ms Harrison’s spending while at Seven and understands a lengthy internal audit concluded she spent $200,000 on purchases during the five years she was worked there
Purchases included international flights, rooms at five-star hotels for herself and others, furniture for her flat and even a pair of $522 Sophie Webster designer high heels.
Documents on her 2011 Melbourne getaway show that on April 15 Ms Harrison emailed Ms Clack writing, “3.30pm massage 30 mins, 4pm pool & spa etc, etc, relax, more gossip snack. 8pm dinner at Maze for 3 — too late or OK?”
Seven boss Tim Worner and his former lover and executive assistant Amber Harrison.
Invoices from Crown Metropol show Ms Harrison used a Seven credit card to pay for the hotel and spa treatments. There is, however, no evidence she paid for the dinner at Maze.
Ms Harrison’s lover at the time, Nova FM boss Paul Jackson, stayed with her at the Crown and also went to the dinner. There is no suggestion Mr Jackson, Mr Thompson or Ms Clack knew Ms Harrison was using a Seven corporate credit card to pay during the stay at the Crown Metropol.
Amber Harrison's flat with furniture bought with money from Channel 7, including two replica Phillipe Starck Madamoiselle Chairs.
Ms Harrison left Seven in 2014 when an audit concluded she had misappropriated $14,000 — a figure which blew out as investigators looked further into her spending. At the same time she blew the whistle to management on her 18-month affair with Mr Worner.
When Ms Harrison left she signed a deal in which she agreed to not speak publicly about the affair or say anything disparaging about her former employer in exchange for a $400,000 payout to be paid in instalments.
The former Seven employee is accused of racking up major charges on the company credit card. Picture: Nicole Garmston
Amber Harrison. Picture: Supplied
However, after Ms Harrison used social media in December last year to go public about her affair with Mr Worner and release sensitive company documents, Seven’s lawyer’s claimed she had breached that deed.
She is now facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees after Seven sought a court order permanently restraining her from speaking about the affair.
She read out a statement in court saying she can’t pay the hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees because the media giant’s “pockets for litigation are deep and appetite for it is endless”.
Originally published as AFL legend dragged into 7 mistress scandal
Basically Channel 7 boss shags assistant, assistant uses company credit card to pay for freebie for friend, friend is married to Geelong coach who used to play for Essendon.
Question, how tenuous can you get, how many draft choices do we lose?