An executive who had only been employed by Chelsea FC for four weeks has been fired due to claims of sexual harassment.
The commercial executive director Damian Willoughby was fired after less than four weeks with the blues, according to Dailymail UK, for sending inappropriate text messages to Catalina Kim, a female football finance agent.
Chelsea had made a formal announcement that read:
‘Chelsea Football Club confirms that it has terminated commercial director Damian Willoughby’s employment with immediate effect.
Evidence of inappropriate messages sent by Mr Willoughby, prior to his appointment at Chelsea FC earlier this month, has recently been provided to and investigated by the club.
While they were sent prior to his employment at the club, such behaviour runs absolutely counter to the workplace environment and corporate culture being established by the club’s new ownership.