- Sep 9, 2010
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Splitting this into it's own thread to not pollute the RTB thread - looks like the east coast media are pursuing this one like crazy. They've name dropped Ross
Thoughts?Fremantle Football Club have reached a confidential settlement with a former junior staffer who alleges she was harassed by coach Ross Lyon several years ago.
The Age can reveal the payment, understood to be a low five-figure sum, came as a result of an incident at a club Christmas function where Lyon allegedly made inappropriate comments about the woman's attire.
The woman, understood to have been part of the Dockers' administrative staff, had usually worn casual clothes around the club but on the night had dressed up. It's understood Lyon, who joined the Dockers ahead of the 2012 season, had made a comment about the woman's clothing.
Lyon had immediately reported the matter to the club which investigated him and cleared him of wrongdoing.
It's understood the woman has not worked since leaving the club. The woman lodged a complaint with Workcover in early 2017.
Negotiations between the woman's lawyer and the club ran for several months and a settlement was reached before Christmas. It's understood a deal had been struck with the complainant that required non-disclosure of the agreement.