Woman Who Accused Horner Will Reportedly Appeal Red Bull's Decision

Saturday, 16 March 2024 at 07:48
Updated at Saturday, 16 March 2024 at 07:59
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According to recent reports, the female employee who accused Christian Horner of inappropriate behavior will appeal Red Bull's decision to dismiss the complaint.
Since the investigation against Christian Horner was launched and announced in early February, Red Bull has been going through a tough period internally.
The investigation took a very long time and was conducted by an external barrister to ensure fairness. The conclusion was reached one day before the 2024 Bahrain Grand Prix started.
Red Bull then released a statement that read that Horner was cleared of all accusations after what the company deemed a "fair, rigorous, and impartial" investigation.
Both the Austrian company and the team principal declined to share more information about what actually happened. The document also said: "The complainant has a right of appeal."
According to a recent BBC report, the female employee whose allegations against the 50-year-old were dismissed is to appeal Red Bull's final decision.
She has also recently been suspended by the company. The reason given by Red Bull to the employee was that she was being "dishonest" as BBC suggested.
The team principal tried to draw a line under everything that happened as he emphasized to the media that he had been cleared of all accusations after a fair investigation, and it was time to move on.
But then, Max Verstappen's father came out claiming the team from Milton Keynes is on the edge of being torn apart and will explode if Horner tries to retain his position.
Jos Verstappen then backed out of attending the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Since then, Red Bull's attention has shifted from the Briton to Helmut Marko, the triple World Champion.
Marko's career in Red Bull was apparently on the line at one point during the second race of the season, but the Flying Dutchman jumped to his defense, saying if Red Bull gets rid of him, he might be leaving as well.
The 80-year-old then announced that he would be staying with the team, and the tense situation seemed to calm down again. However, the complainant's decision to appeal the case means the controversy is likely to continue for some time.
The female employee will ask Red Bull GmbH to reconsider the decision they made in the investigation, and if Red Bull dismisses the case, she might take legal action against both the company and the team principal himself.