A former Optus employee who is suing retailer David Jones and its former CEO for sexual harassment has been exposed as having made prior harassment claims while working for the NSW Police.
Publicist Kristy Fraser-Kirk is claiming $37 million in damages against David Jones and former CEO Mark McInnes who she claims made sexual advances to her while employed at the retailer.
Now it’s been revealed that Fraser Kirk made a similar complaint against her boss SSgt Michael Magill while working as a civilian for the NSW Police.
Questions are also being raised about the judgement of her PR adviser Anthony McClellan a former A Current Affair and Sixty minutes Producer. McClellan has been accused by the Sunday Telegraph of dishing out “dreadful advice” to Fraser-Kirk who a called a press conference on the day prior to David Jones Spring fashion showing.
McClellan who has a history of poor judgement once told A Current Affair researcher to “go away” when a story was put to him. The researcher then took the story to senior management who backed the researcher. The story won a Logie.
According to the Sunday Telegraph Fraser-Kirk accused the police officer of sending her inappropriate text messages. The formal complaint was investigated by two police inspectors.
Sgt McGill is still employed by the NSW Police Force.
In her latest attempt to extract cash from David Jones and McInnes, Fraser-Kirk has had her advisers set up a hot line in an effort to get other David Jones staff to complain.
However several former police colleges of Fraser Kirk have come forward claiming that she tried to solicit them to complain when she laid a complaint against her former police boss.
The women are said to be furious at her actions claiming that she went out of her way to try and smear SSgt Michael Magill.
“She tried to make out he was a sleaze. She wanted us to complain and make a stronger case against him” one of the women said.
None of the women supported her claims.
Investigations are also being made at Optus where it is believed she also made complaints.
Both Anthony McClellan and Kristy Fraser-Kirk are refusing to comment on the latest allegations.