Channel 7’s Samantha Armytage and Rebecca Gibney have refused to deny in court that they had sexual relationships with Seven West Media CEO Tim Worner despite the fact that the judge said it would help their case if they did.
Mrs Armitage and Ms Gibney are currently suing Shane Dowling of the website Kangaroo court of Australia for defamation. That is because Mr Dowling reported the fact that both women are named in a legal document that former Seven employee Amber Harrison filed in the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Seven West Media CEO Tim Worner was embroiled in a sex, drug and fraud scandal involving Amber Harrison and the SWM Board set up a so-called independent inquiry to investigate. The investigation found that although there were allegations that CEO Tim Worner had sexual relationships with 4 other women, including Armitage and Gibney, all the women had denied the allegations. That meant the SWM Board declared the allegations were untrue and the Board took no action.
But with Samantha Armytage and Rebecca Gibney now refusing to deny the sexual relationship allegations under oath it looks very much like they lied to the investigators.
The Kangaroo Court of Australia website has reported:
“Interestingly both Samantha Armytage and Rebecca Gibney refused to file affidavits denying having a sexual relationship with Seven West Media CEO Tim Worner even though it would have helped their case to keep the suppression orders. Justice Lucy McCallum raised it at the hearing and asked their barrister why none of the applicants had filed affidavits to support their case. It was basically admission it was true and their defamation case against me was frivolous and vexatious as well as the contempt proceedings.” (Click here to read more)
It looks like the other two women who were also named in AHRC complaint, Eleanor Good and Jennifer Stone (nee Davis), also didn’t deny the sexual relationship allegations in court.
Looks like it is time for the Seven West Media Directors to ask the women directly about the allegations and why they refused to deny the allegations in court under oath.