AFL club Fremantle says there’s no need to reopen a sexual harassment storm engulfing the club after coach Ross Lyon was named in media reports as the man allegedly at the centre of the allegations.
Lyon allegedly made an inappropriate comment to a junior staff member at the club’s Christmas function several years ago, The Age reported on Monday.
The issue became public earlier this month when it was reported a Fremantle club official made a secret payment to a former staff member to settle a sexual harassment complaint.
The official had remained anonymous until The Age named Lyon on Monday.
The Dockers released a statement acknowledging the report, but chief executive Steve Rosich said the matter had already been investigated by the club and the AFL and no further action was necessary.
The matter only came to light late last year, at which point the club notified the AFL of the incident.