Amber Harrison has no regrets about going public with her affair with Seven West Media chief Tim Worner.
In an interview with ABC’s 7.30, the former Seven West Media executive assistant said, “I made a decision that I couldn’t go on without telling the truth and without telling it the way I did, so no, I don’t regret it.
“At the start this was about a spat with two people but this has turned into something very different.
“This is a company that signed me into agreements and then didn’t honour them, and the idea that I’m not supposed to stand up for myself when that happens is wrong.
“This is not about a relationship, this is about what the company did next and it always has been.”
Seven maintains her social media posts had breached a confidentiality agreement in which the company agreed to pay her $427,418 in instalments for her silence.
But Harrison says she went public because the deal fell apart and she did not receive the money.
“I didn’t get that money. I signed a deal, yes, but as soon as it was signed the deal fell apart and I just decided … that I couldn’t get into the court system and the court system wouldn’t serve me as an individual, and I went public to tell the truth, to tell my story,” she said.
This week a judge ordered her to pay Seven’s legal fees, after she agreed to an order banning her from speaking publicly about her affair or confidential company information.
In a statement Seven welcomed the outcome and said it looked forward to putting the matter behind it.
But Harrison, now facing bankruptcy told 7:30, “I think the boys club has shown that they are still, for now, in control, but we can change that and we will. I think we’re seeing examples of that with the AFL and we are, we can change cultures.”
You can see the full interview at ABC.