Chelsea have terminated the contract of recently appointed commercial director, Damian Willoughby.
Willoughby was sacked on evidence of sexual harassment.
Willoughby had sent a ‘string of inappropriate messages’ to football finance agent Catalina Kim which eventually led to his dismissal.
The club released a statement to confirm his dismissal: “Chelsea Football Club confirms that it has terminated Commercial Director Damian Willoughby’s employment with immediate effect.
“Evidence of inappropriate messages sent by Mr Willoughby, prior to his appointment at Chelsea FC earlier this month, has recently been provided to and investigated by the Club. While they were sent prior to his employment at the Club, such behaviour runs absolutely counter to the workplace environment and corporate culture being established by the Club’s new ownership.
“The Club’s owners are working tirelessly to set and achieve the highest standards both on and off the pitch, and are determined to establish and nurture a culture of transparency, accountability, inclusivity, diversity and opportunity. The Club is committed to creating an environment which embodies these values.”