Christian Horner accuser 'so disappointed' and 'feels let down' by Red Bull as F1 saga takes fresh twist

Christian Horner accuser 'so disappointed' and 'feels let down' by Red Bull as F1 saga takes fresh twist

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Lewis Winter

By Lewis Winter

Published: 14/03/2024

- 11:27

Horner denied the allegations against him and was cleared by an independent investigation in February

Christian Horner's female accuser is said to be 'so disappointed' after she was suspended by Red Bull following an independent investigation.

The woman in question is claimed to feel 'very let down' by the F1 team in a saga that has clouded the start of the new season.

Red Bull opened an independent investigation in early February following allegations of inappropriate behaviour by Horner.

The 50-year-old team principal always denied the accusations and was cleared of any wrongdoing on the eve of the 2024 campaign.

Christian Horner

Christian Horner's accuser is said to feel 'let down' by Red Bull


However, less than 24 hours later, an anonymous email account leaked alleged messages and photographs purporting to be evidence in the investigation.

Horner distanced himself from the leaks and has continued in his role as usual for the first two races of the season.

Last week, it was reported that Red Bull suspended the female accuser.

Red Bull have continued to remain tight-lipped on that report, stating: "The company cannot comment on this internal matter."

A friend of the accuser has now spoken to the Daily Mail, revealing her disappointment at how the situation has panned out.

The friend said: "She is so disappointed with how it's all gone, especially as she did everything by the book.

"She raised her concerns in private and did everything right, but she feels very let down by the company.

"They have suspended her when she followed the proper process diligently and correctly.

"But for all that she was suspended from the job she loves and from a sport that she is highly regarded in.

"The lack of support is noted and she's just so disappointed with the treatment from her employer.

"Look at what happened. She complained there was a supposedly transparent, independent investigation, Horner was cleared, and she was then suspended."

The friend has also questioned the hierarchy at Red Bull and says the accuser wants 'transparency in the process'.


Christian Horner and Geri Halliwell

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The pal added: "Questions need to be asked of the Red Bull investigation, transparency would bring confidence in what is happening to her.

"Who at Red Bull was tasked with establishing the facts? Who at Red Bull had access to all the confidential material that was used?

"Who at Red Bull is making all these decisions and who at Red Bull is making efforts to establish the source of these leaks?

"She just can't get over the fact that she made a complaint and was suspended – all she wants is transparency in the process.

Christian Horner

Christian Horner was cleared by an independent investigation last month


"She's had lots of messages of support from friends and family and people in F1 and she is remaining stoical and respecting the process.

"Notwithstanding there are those questions that need to be asked of Red Bull."

GB News have approached Red Bull for comment.

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