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By Obinna Ejianya (9News Nigeria – Melbourne, Australia)

More Facts and Controversy Over Red Bull’s Christian Horner Alleged Sexting Scandal

Red Bull’s principal, Christian Horner, has found himself at the center of a controversy involving alleged sexting with a female employee. The Formula One community has been shaken by the scandal, with calls for Horner’s resignation and the threat of legal action. Screenshots of a purported inappropriate conversation between Horner and the employee were leaked through an anonymous email and circulated among influential figures in the F1 world.

The father of Formula One driver Max Verstappen, Jos Verstappen, has publicly called for Horner to step down from his position, citing potential tension within the team. However, Horner has denied the allegations and has been exonerated through an internal review. His wife, Geri Halliwell, known as Ginger Spice, has shown her support for him.

The scandal unfolded when an anonymous email containing screenshots of the alleged conversation was shared with media outlets, team members, and senior personnel in Formula One. The email, sent from two different addresses, included a link to a Google Drive folder with 79 screenshots. The subject line of the email read: “Christian Horner investigation evidence.”

The leaked text messages, which allegedly involve Horner discussing the employee’s outfit choices, flexibility, and requesting selfies, were obtained by Page Six. Horner has vehemently denied all accusations.

Jos Verstappen’s statements calling for Horner’s resignation have raised concerns about potential turmoil within the team. Red Bull, however, has released a statement asserting the team’s unity and focus on racing.

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According to reports in The Sun, Geri Halliwell, Horner’s wife, has made certain demands following the scandal. One of her requests is for Horner to reduce or cut contact with the female colleague involved. Red Bull is reportedly unable to terminate the employee’s contract due to lack of grounds.

In response to the alleged sexting scandal, Horner has reportedly threatened legal action against an online Formula One magazine that published the name of the employee. Horner’s lawyers have accused the magazine of defamation, breach of privacy, and data protection rights. The article generated significant traffic, causing the website to crash.

A spokesperson for Red Bull has stated that the magazine’s article contains inaccuracies and is subject to a legal complaint.

The alleged sexting scandal involving Christian Horner, the principal of Red Bull’s Formula One racing team, and a female employee has caused significant controversy within the Formula One community. Leaked screenshots of the alleged conversation have led to calls for Horner’s resignation and the threat of legal action. Horner has denied the allegations, been cleared of wrongdoing by an internal review, and received support from his wife, Geri Halliwell. The situation has prompted responses from Jos Verstappen, Max Verstappen’s father, and has resulted in a legal dispute with an F1 magazine.

Analysis of Red Bull’s Christian Horner Alleged Sexting Scandal

Analysis of Red Bull's Christian Horner Alleged Sexting Scandal
Analysis of Red Bull’s Christian Horner Alleged Sexting Scandal (Image source: Getty Images / Qian Jun/MB Media)

Facts and Analysis:

  1. Leaked Text Messages:
  • An anonymous email containing screenshots of the alleged conversation between Christian Horner and the female employee was shared with media outlets, team members, and senior personnel within Formula One.
  • The email was sent from two different email addresses and included a link to a Google Drive folder containing 79 screenshots. The subject line of the email was “Christian Horner investigation evidence.”
  • The text messages allegedly involved Horner asking about the employee’s outfit choices, flexibility, and requesting selfies. He also allegedly asked the employee to delete the chat.
  • Horner has denied all allegations made against him.
  1. Jos Verstappen’s Response:
  • Jos Verstappen, the father of Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, has called for Horner to step down from his position, citing potential tension within the team.
  • Verstappen expressed concern that the team could be torn apart if Horner remains in his role.
  1. Geri Halliwell’s Demands:
  • Geri Halliwell, Christian Horner’s wife, reportedly made several demands following the leak of the texts.
  • One of her requests was for Horner to reduce or cut contact with the female colleague involved. However, this is challenging due to the colleague’s role at Red Bull.
  • Halliwell also expressed a desire for the female colleague, whom she knew before her appointment, to be less involved in the situation. However, there are no grounds for the colleague to be terminated.
  1. Threat of Legal Action Against F1 Magazine:
  • An online Formula One magazine reportedly named the employee who received the alleged messages.
  • Christian Horner’s lawyers sent two legal letters to the magazine, accusing them of publishing an unlawful, defamatory article that breached privacy and data protection rights.
  • The article generated significant traffic, causing the magazine’s website to crash.
  • The magazine’s editor, Tom Rubython, confirmed receiving legal warnings and requests to take down the article but insisted on seeking an injunction if required.
  • Red Bull stated that the article contained inaccuracies and was subject to a legal complaint.
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By Obinna Ejianya (9News Nigeria – Melbourne, Australia)

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