Herald Sun

Amber Harrison gets court order for US website to remove leaked legal emails

SACKED Channel 7 mistress Amber Harrison is frantically trying to get leaked confidential emails relating to her dispute with the TV network removed from online.

Ms Harrison made a successful, urgent late-night bid in Melbourne’s Federal Court on Sunday to have the blog, posted anonymously on an American website, taken down.

Justice Tony North ordered the San Francisco-based web development company, Automattic Inc, remove the contents of the blog.

But five days on, the web article — titled ‘BREAKING: Amber Harrison’s struggle with greedy lawyers’ — remains online.

The court order told Ms Harrison to issue notice to the US company via an email.

It is not known if they have received it, let alone replied.

Further hearings on the matter listed on Tuesday and Thursday in the Federal Court were mysteriously adjourned at the last minute.

Amber Harrison is fighting to have a US company remove leaked legal documents from its website.

The Herald Sun understands Ms Harrison’s legal team is trying to determine the weight of an Australian court order on a US enterprise and how it can be enforced.

They are also determined to find out the source of the leak.

Copies of two emails, dated June 14 and June 17 of last year, from Ms Harrison’s former legal representatives, Harmers Workplace Lawyers, have been published on the site.

The emails discuss whether Ms Harrison would be better off taking a cash settlement from Seven.

Ms Harrison, 39, has been locked in a legal battle with Seven West Media since her 18-month affair with the company’s chief executive Tim Worner ended in June 2014.

The latest legal bid comes a month after Ms Harrison and media company were ordered to mediate over Fair Work matters she has brought against them in the Federal Court in Victoria.

The former Seven executive assistant accuses them of breaching her employment contract and failing to provide a safe workplace.

Mediation is set to take place on June 1 at 10.15am.

Ms Harrison is gagged from speaking publicly, after Seven applied for a NSW court order to gag her from talking about the company and her relationship with Mr Worner.

rebekah.cavanagh@news.com.au