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Horner under investigation for inappropriate behaviour. #MeToo #Cancelled
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DoubleFart wrote: 3 months ago Horner under investigation for inappropriate behaviour. #MeToo #Cancelled

'Extremely serious inappropriate behaviour' is what I read and the team are taking it very seriously. If he has been a verynaughty boy, will he have to be fired? If so, how will that affect Red Bull this season?
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DoubleFart wrote: 3 months ago Horner under investigation for inappropriate behaviour. #MeToo #Cancelled
Indeed. Red Bull issued a statement and said that an external barrister had been appointed to probe the complaints,.....it emphasised it was taking the matter seriously. I notice it says complaints plural, so not a one off drunken moment at the Christmas Party..

Red Bull did not detail the nature of the allegations, but Horner himself has strongly denied any wrongdoing.

A statement issued by the Red Bull company on Monday said: "After being made aware of certain recent allegations, the company launched an independent investigation.

"This process, which is already under way, is being carried out by an external specialist barrister.

"The company takes these matters extremely seriously and the investigation will be completed as soon as practically possible. It would not be appropriate to comment further at this time."

Speaking to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Horner said: "I completely deny these claims."

The Red Bull F1 team was unavailable for immediate comment .
I bet he got a "Please explain" from Ginger when he got home!

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According to the report, Max Verstappen’s boss and F1 World Champion team boss, Horner is being investigated by his employer Red Bull over “alleged inappropriate behaviour towards a colleague” which reportedly the company’s CEO Oliver Mintzlaff has taken a personal interest in.

An external barrister has been brought in by the team to investigate the matter independently, which suggests it is contentious. Time will tell if it will cost Horner his job or if he will be suspended until the case is resolved.
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I am not sure that I understand it. Mintzlaff has take personal interest in the case, or he is interested in a person who submitted complain against Horner.
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Everso Biggyballies wrote: 3 months ago Speaking to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Horner said: "I completely deny these claims."
This is to me always a red flag. De Telegraaf has a bad reputation of blowing things out of proportions. Sometimes ruining careers of their "victims" without any fundamental proof.
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erwin greven wrote: 3 months ago
Everso Biggyballies wrote: 3 months ago Speaking to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Horner said: "I completely deny these claims."
This is to me always a red flag. De Telegraaf has a bad reputation of blowing things out of proportions. Sometimes ruining careers of their "victims" without any fundamental proof.
This is getting interesting.
Incidentally, the British newspaper also claims that the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf had been threatened with legal action if they had made the allegations public. In the end, it was F1-Insider that broke the news first, followed soon after by De Telegraaf.
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Aty wrote: 3 months ago
erwin greven wrote: 3 months ago
Everso Biggyballies wrote: 3 months ago Speaking to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Horner said: "I completely deny these claims."
This is to me always a red flag. De Telegraaf has a bad reputation of blowing things out of proportions. Sometimes ruining careers of their "victims" without any fundamental proof.
This is getting interesting.
Incidentally, the British newspaper also claims that the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf had been threatened with legal action if they had made the allegations public. In the end, it was F1-Insider that broke the news first, followed soon after by De Telegraaf.
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Aty wrote: 3 months ago
erwin greven wrote: 3 months ago
Everso Biggyballies wrote: 3 months ago Speaking to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Horner said: "I completely deny these claims."
This is to me always a red flag. De Telegraaf has a bad reputation of blowing things out of proportions. Sometimes ruining careers of their "victims" without any fundamental proof.
This is getting interesting.
Incidentally, the British newspaper also claims that the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf had been threatened with legal action if they had made the allegations public. In the end, it was F1-Insider that broke the news first, followed soon after by De Telegraaf.
Who threatened them with legal action?
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Horner has been asked to step down but refused?: https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/other/ ... 785a&ei=11
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Ruslan wrote: 3 months ago
Aty wrote: 3 months ago
erwin greven wrote: 3 months ago
Everso Biggyballies wrote: 3 months ago Speaking to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Horner said: "I completely deny these claims."
This is to me always a red flag. De Telegraaf has a bad reputation of blowing things out of proportions. Sometimes ruining careers of their "victims" without any fundamental proof.
This is getting interesting.
Incidentally, the British newspaper also claims that the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf had been threatened with legal action if they had made the allegations public. In the end, it was F1-Insider that broke the news first, followed soon after by De Telegraaf.
Who threatened them with legal action?
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Ruslan wrote: 3 months ago Horner has been asked to step down but refused?: https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/other/ ... 785a&ei=11

This story is picking up on speed by an hour. Horner claimed that it was (likely) an inside job to get him of the pedestal.

We have to wait. Rumors are getting too wild.
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Aty wrote: 3 months ago Whatever it is, timing for the team is most inconvenient.
Or it makes perfect sense in wake of the Albon return rumours. I suggested Max might be flexing his inside muscles in wake of let's say "Senna doesn't want Warwick" mode and suddenly Horner looks vulnerable for alleged social misconduct which indicates the established power order within the team might about to change...
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For the record Gerri Halliwell's net worth is estimated on $40 million and Christain Horner's net worth is estimated at $53 million.
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Yea, all that, but why now? Timing... Somebody wants to create trouble for Max. The alledged incident happened end of last year, if I am not mistaken.

If I have t put it in my crude description, Horner (it was said) thinks it's Austrian project. (Not necessarily Marko.)
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Ruslan wrote: 3 months ago Horner has been asked to step down but refused?: https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/other/ ... 785a&ei=11
Funnily enough I was going to mention in my first post about this that he would have been asked to step down or would have been suspended pending the enquiry if they felt there was some substance or obvious evidence of whatever the claims being made are. Anyway it seems he has rejected the RB advice to do so. Not sure whether its a smoke / fire situation but I just hope its nothing disturbing and indeed it goes away without escalation.

F1 doesnt need any more controversy at the moment.

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