You’re correct on one count and incorrect on another.I'm with you.
I'd also add it isn't just an "affair".
It was with a staff member who is subordinant to him which adds an extra layer of "off milk" to it all.
Especially when he created the "Richmond man" brand.
Does everyone get to screw the female staff?
You are right in saying it isn’t just an affair. DH has set up a new life with his new partner. As far as anyone knows they are happily committed couple. Given there are close 50,000 divorces each year in Australia, why would anyone think that AFL coaches are immune to marriage difficulties.
You are incorrect in saying that the staff member was subordinant to DH. They worked in different departments, so DH had no power in that sense. The new partner was not an assistant coach or the like, that DH might have some power over. Both DH and the new partner were subordinant to Benny Gale and the board, who I believe “signed off” the relationship.