Sport AFL Dockers official in harassment claim

22:16  13 april  2018
22:16  13 april  2018 Source:   msn.com

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The Dockers didn't address details in the report, citing confidentiality around the AFL 's Respect and Responsibility policy. The Fairfax article follows a recent News Corp report that a secret financial deal was reached between a senior Dockers official and a complainant.

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A Fremantle official has been accused of sexually harassing a former junior staff member and the club tried to cover it up, News Corp Australia reports.

It was reported in December that the AFL's integrity unit had opened an investigation into a sexual harassment claim.

No club was named at the time, but the Herald Sun have now reported that the club in question was the Dockers.

The official has not been named.

The report says the former Dockers office worker had accused the Fremantle official of inappropriate behaviour, adding that a significant and secret financial deal was reached to put the matter to rest.

The report says the alleged incident happened several years ago, but the complainant only came forward late last year in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein revelations and the #metoo campaign that followed.

The Herald Sun published the revelations online on Friday night, on the eve of Fremantle's clash with GWS in Canberra on Saturday.

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