Amber Harrison tweets emails between Worner and Seven board members relating to AFP raids

The woman at the centre of Seven West Media CEO Tim Worner’s sex scandal has refused to disappear, tweeting Seven board members and releasing private communications between Worner and other Seven staff, including emails relating to a police raid on Seven’s offices three years ago.

Amber Harrison describes herself on Twitter as a "whistleblower"

Amber Harrison describes herself on Twitter as a “whistleblower”

Amber Harrison, who described the independent inquiry into allegations against Tim Worner of drug use and affairs with stars as a “whitewash”, has released screenshots of emails sent between Seven executives before and during a controversial Federal Police raid on the network’s Sydney offices over alleged deals with the Corby family.

Since Worner was cleared of misconduct last Friday, Harrison has taken to Twitter to share numerous private letters and emails, tweeting yesterday afternoon screenshots of emails to Worner and Network Seven commercial director, Bruce McWilliam, from Seven producer, Mark Llewellyn.

Alongside the screenshots, Harrison asks: “Is my case the first cover up Seven West Media has been involved in?”

The email from Llewellyn reads: “We got Mercedes [Corby] signature late last night. So very close.”

It was in response to an email from Worner which read: “It is in the bag. No? I am operating on that!!?”

While the email does not reference what the signature was for, it was sent on February 8, 2014, two days before Schapelle Corby left jail in Bali.

Harrison has also shared an email from McWilliam, sent during the police raid to the Seven board, which said: “Apologies for typos as feds r in my office + doing it on blackberry!!

“Please note it isn’t an offence to pay money. The authorities are entitled to go after the payee.”

The raids were carried out three years ago under the Proceeds of Crime Act, with the police seeking to determine if a deal between Seven and the Corby family broke Australian laws.

Police raid Seven offices via @markwburrows

Police raid Seven offices via @markwburrows

It followed speculation Seven had agreed to pay convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby between $1m and $3m for exclusive interview rights following her ordeal, split between Sunday Night and one of the group’s magazines, New Idea.

During the raids on the company offices in February 2014, police found a document relating to a deal Channel Seven had struck with the family of Schapelle Corby, although Seven’s CEO Tim Worner insisted it was an “unsigned agreement for a deal never consummated”.

He later described the raids as “overkill“, while the union representing journalists labelled it “heavy handed” and a “complete over reaction.”

Seven then took the AFP to court over the raids, with the AFP Commissioner unreservedly apologising to Seven for the “unnecessary reputational damage” which was understood to be part of a settlement.

A Seven spokesperson said of the new development: “The AFP material relates to a matter that we successfully challenged in court and the AFP subsequently apologised. It is unfortunate that private, internal communications have been misappropriated in this way.”


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