In the latest round of allegations directed at James Warburton, the former Seven exec now stands accused of taking sensitive documents from his last employer.
Yesterday Seven’s legal team told the NSW Supreme Court it became aware on Friday that he had allegedly taken commercially sensitive documents with him, some of which could amount to a “How To” on running the company.
But Warburton’s lawyer John West rejected the claim.
”Mr Warburton is fully apprised of his obligations to Channel Seven and there is no basis for this assertion made in open court and without evidence to support it,” he said.
“Mr Warburton left Seven for the last time on March 2 and on March 9, we were before the court.
“It strains credibility to imagine that they (Seven) failed to check Mr Warburton’s office from March 2 until March 18.”
Warburton has also prepared an affidavit.
The court granted orders that affidavits remain confidential.
The hearing continues on Friday.