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Jul 17th, 2017 at 11:37pm
 

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Amber Harrison has fired a broadside at the legal system and her former employer, after she was ordered to pay Seven West Media's six-figure legal costs for breaching a confidentiality agreement.

The former lover of Seven boss Tim Worner last week told the Supreme Court of New South Wales she would be driven to bankruptcy if she was forced to pay the network's costs.

Speaking from Melbourne, Ms Harrison gave a frank assessment of the decision.

"Too often, our legal system and courts are used by one party to exhaust the other, when one can't afford the fight," she said.

Ms Harrison said the legal process — which ran for about three years — should have been finished in 2014.

"This strategy against an employee, an individual, racks up ridiculous legal bills unnecessarily," she said.

    "They knew it would bankrupt me … in the end it is regular people like you and I who end up being the victims of brutal corporate bullying and lawfare."

Earlier, in the Supreme Court in Sydney, Justice John Sackar said he did not consider Ms Harrison's claim of last week that she would be sent bankrupt if Seven's costs were awarded against her.

"I am not disposed to factor in the defendant's financial position in my determination of costs," he said.

    "Grounds for why costs should not be awarded against her is entirely unsupported by any evidence in admissible form that could be tested in court."

Ms Harrison had already breached a costly confidentiality agreement with Seven not to talk about the affair or to release sensitive documents taken before she left the network.

This year, she has agreed to another gag order preventing her from speaking publicly about her ill-fated affair with Mr Worner or to release sensitive information about the Seven Network.

The ABC has contacted Seven to ask for a figure on the costs awarded against Ms Harrison but calls have not been returned, although they are estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Justice Sackar also criticised Ms Harrison for not reaching a deal with Seven while an opportunity existed.

"Contrary to her submissions the defendant had every opportunity to bring these proceedings to an end," he said.

    "It is a pity that the defendant did not make a realistic assessment of her case."

'Engulfed in a vitriolic atmosphere'

In ruling against Ms Harrison, Justice Sackar delivered a blistering critique for running a case in the New South Wales Supreme Court without any admissible evidence to support her claims against Seven.

"These proceedings have, from the outset, been engulfed in a vitriolic atmosphere," Justice Sackar said in his published judgement.

    "The allegations from both sides, whether entirely true or not, have often been personal, scandalous, and sadly ripe for media and public consumption.

"The defendant's decision to persist in running a case without any admissible evidence to rely upon reflects a real disregard for any adverse costs consequences that naturally follow on from such conduct."

Ms Harrison, who was an executive assistant, left Seven in 2014.

During the public spat with Mr Worner and Seven, she had often communicated through social media, although her Twitter profile now says she is "under a suppression order".

In a statement, a Seven spokesperson said it was looking forward to putting the matter behind it.

"The court found that Ms Harrison engaged in numerous breaches of the settlement deed and her employment contract and these breaches were persistent and flagrant," the company said.

"It found that Seven had every entitlement to commence proceedings under the deed and conducted the proceedings in an entirely orthodox and proper fashion."


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-17/amber-harrison-ordered-to-pay-legal-costs-...
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Reply #1 - Jul 18th, 2017 at 2:48am
 
Confidentiality?  Regarding what?  She gets paid to keep quiet about shagging some idiot, but if she speaks out, that's a breach?

DID-UMS!

What a 'legal' nonsense.... if you can't take it - don't go there in the first place, big boy.... legend in your own mind.....

"Seven West Media"..

So it's NOT Seven itself... just some other corporate dodge... so why is some idiot with a hard prick who is in SEVEN (not Seven West Media) getting this insider treatment?

Did the 'judge' actually consider that? (NO).

I mean - a company like Adani can borrow MEGA-cash from Adani West and cop it as a tax dodge as a 'repayment'.... so how does this d!ckhead get to hide behind another part of the 'corporate structure'?

I say shoot the judge and get a new one... hang 'em and hang 'em high!  Then start on the corporate lawyers.....

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Reply #2 - Jul 18th, 2017 at 3:36am
 
I am not aware of the facts in this matter. I only actually heard about it today.

If she provided no substantive material to support her case in Court, I'm not sure there was anything else the Court could do..
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Reply #3 - Jul 18th, 2017 at 6:37am
 
stupid cocaine using dirty slut...

what is it about these women who think that they can sleep with the boss... a married man.. and then somehow when the affair ends they think they are owed some sort of massive payout??

and then somehow "THEY" become the "VICTIM" ...  Roll Eyes

get back to your trailer you piece of trash...

same goes with those dirty sluts who were sleeping with the AFL CEOs who they knew were married with kids...

they were adults..

they knew what they were doing...

try earning a living that doesn't involve opening your legs ya filthy whores...  Angry
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Reply #4 - Jul 18th, 2017 at 6:47am
 
gold-digger

noun: gold-digger; plural noun: gold-diggers; noun: golddigger; plural noun: golddiggers
a woman who forms relationships with men purely to obtain money or gifts from them.
"girls who go out with men your age are just gold-diggers!"
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Reply #5 - Jul 18th, 2017 at 7:19am
 
what most forget is  .. she is just one women...who had an affair with one of the bosses but suddenly it isnt one on one   its her against a corporation...

the bloke has gone completely under the radar as if he never existed..

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Too often, our legal system and courts are used by one party to exhaust the other, when one can't afford the fight," she said.



she is so correct on this.... David and Goliath you get crushed under the weight of it..

I honestly believe if 7 hadnt used their might and power  this would have run its course and disappeared from the media....but they did because they could... Angry Angry..

why should anyone be forced to back down  because they dont have the money??????..


bloody law  there is not a thing fair about it. Angry
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Reply #6 - Jul 18th, 2017 at 7:39am
 
Emma wrote on Jul 18th, 2017 at 3:36am:
I am not aware of the facts in this matter. I only actually heard about it today.

If she provided no substantive material to support her case in Court, I'm not sure there was anything else the Court could do..



I am a bit vague on it myself.
I believe she has having an affair with a married man, one of the bosses.
She was later offered a largish sum of money and been turned down for a promotion.
Or basically fired and offered a large sum of cash.

She turned the cash down and tried to sue her bosses for unfair dismissal.


Going to court is a 'last resort' in my ideas.
If someone has wronged you and wants to settle out of court, in most cases consider their offer carefully.
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Reply #7 - Jul 18th, 2017 at 7:40am
 
cods wrote on Jul 18th, 2017 at 7:19am:
what most forget is  .. she is just one women...who had an affair with one of the bosses but suddenly it isnt one on one   its her against a corporation...

the bloke has gone completely under the radar as if he never existed..

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Too often, our legal system and courts are used by one party to exhaust the other, when one can't afford the fight," she said.



she is so correct on this.... David and Goliath you get crushed under the weight of it..

I honestly believe if 7 hadnt used their might and power  this would have run its course and disappeared from the media....but they did because they could... Angry Angry..

why should anyone be forced to back down  because they dont have the money??????..


bloody law  there is not a thing fair about it. Angry



The law is not always just.
Yes, if you will get outgunned in court, do not go there.
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Reply #8 - Jul 18th, 2017 at 7:47am
 
Sprintcyclist wrote on Jul 18th, 2017 at 7:40am:
cods wrote on Jul 18th, 2017 at 7:19am:
what most forget is  .. she is just one women...who had an affair with one of the bosses but suddenly it isnt one on one   its her against a corporation...

the bloke has gone completely under the radar as if he never existed..

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Too often, our legal system and courts are used by one party to exhaust the other, when one can't afford the fight," she said.



she is so correct on this.... David and Goliath you get crushed under the weight of it..

I honestly believe if 7 hadnt used their might and power  this would have run its course and disappeared from the media....but they did because they could... Angry Angry..

why should anyone be forced to back down  because they dont have the money??????..


bloody law  there is not a thing fair about it. Angry



The law is not always just.
Yes, if you will get outgunned in court, do not go there.


so you agree the law is for the rich.. Sad Sad
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Reply #9 - Jul 18th, 2017 at 8:23am
 
Feel free to correct, but I think this is what happened.

During the affair Harrison was misusing her work credit card to the tune of more than $100k

The affair ended and she was sacked for the funds misappropriation.

Harrison engaged a workplace lawyer and 7 settled for $400k plus $50 legals and a gag order on the lot, which she immediately and repeatedly broke.

In all the articles I've read on this, the ones with feminist leanings have all made vague comments about how the big boys club always wins and how the legal system is stacked up against a woman, but they refuse to dig into the actual details of the case because if they do, it all points to her being a gold digger.
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Reply #10 - Jul 18th, 2017 at 11:15am
 
Gordon wrote on Jul 18th, 2017 at 8:23am:
Feel free to correct, but I think this is what happened.

During the affair Harrison was misusing her work credit card to the tune of more than $100k

The affair ended and she was sacked for the funds misappropriation.

Harrison engaged a workplace lawyer and 7 settled for $400k plus $50 legals and a gag order on the lot, which she immediately and repeatedly broke.

In all the articles I've read on this, the ones with feminist leanings have all made vague comments about how the big boys club always wins and how the legal system is stacked up against a woman, but they refuse to dig into the actual details of the case because if they do, it all points to her being a gold digger.


Now we are getting closer to the truth.... ( unlike cods 🙄 )

She could have walked away with nearly half a million dollars.... ( I wouldn't have given the slut one cent ) and been done with it.... 4 times she could have walked away and with her pockets full of money.... but she wanted more AFTER taking the  original money 💰.....

Vindictive bitches never know when to stop.... she also wanted to destroy this guy as well...

Then the stupid slut broke all agreements ...

So the judge said... guess what... you broke a legally binding agreement so Pay Back the Money 💰...

Freaking Hillarious I say  Grin ...

But now she crying .... I've got no money 😭 
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Reply #11 - Jul 18th, 2017 at 12:07pm
 
Emma wrote on Jul 18th, 2017 at 3:36am:
I am not aware of the facts in this matter. I only actually heard about it today.

If she provided no substantive material to support her case in Court, I'm not sure there was anything else the Court could do..


Indeed yes........or should do...

Defendant’s claim: each party bear the costs

The losing party must point to and the Court must be satisfied of some “exceptional measure” to justify depriving a successful party of their costs; Smeaton Hanscomb & Co Ltd v Sassoon I Setty, Son & Co (No 2) [1953] 2 All ER 1588 at 1590 per Devlin J, see also Waterman v Gerling Australia Insurance Co Pty Ltd (No 2) [2005] NSWSC 1111 at [10] per Brereton J; Dal Pont at [8.25].
Without any admissible evidence to rely on, the Defendant has not satisfied me of any grounds for why she should not pay the costs of the Plaintiffs, at least on an ordinary basis, as the unsuccessful party in these proceedings.
The Defendant’s failure to provide the Court with any evidence of circumstances that may justify the Court taking the exceptional measure of ordering each party bear their own costs speaks to the weakness of her claim for such an order. Having retained experienced and reputable lawyers up until the very eve of this hearing, I can only assume the Defendant was given proper advice on the costs consequences of a belated capitulation in such hotly contested proceedings, and the need to devise a fall-back position regarding costs.
I accept the plain reality is the parties did attempt to negotiate a settlement on multiple occasions to no avail. Nonetheless it must have been plainly apparent to those advising the Defendant that capitulation, in the event no agreement was reached, would result in adverse costs consequences. I can also therefore only assume her failure to provide any cogent explanation supported by evidence for why the ordinary rule for costs should not be ordered is because neither such evidence nor explanation exists.
On these grounds I am not satisfied it is appropriate to order each party bear their own costs.


Read more here...
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/nsw/NSWSC/2017/952.html
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Reply #12 - Jul 18th, 2017 at 2:46pm
 
In the circumstances of this vexatious litigation and lacking bona fides the said Defendant has the default option of applying executive facility to speculative croupier opportunities followed by re-investment of acquisitions in red-chip stock.


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Reply #13 - Jul 18th, 2017 at 2:54pm
 
On the one hand we have an opportunistic gold digger and on the other, a media giant.

Its just so sad that one of these ghoulish entities has to win.
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Reply #14 - Jul 18th, 2017 at 3:50pm
 
The black-gowned wigged claws from the depths clutch double handfuls of lucre from both ghouls and subside into the bubbling morass.
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