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‘She liked the attention. I think she thrived on it’

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: January 30, 2014

Kerry Miller is seen outside the Leicester Tribunal Court on January 28 2014. Ms Miller has taken her former employer, Burton Albion FC, to an employment tribunal after she resigned claiming unfair treatment from the chairman of the League Two Football Cl

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BURTON Albion players have told a tribunal how a female ex-employee would seek them out to talk and flirt.

Kerry Miller ‘thrived’ on male attention, according to former defender Aaron Webster, and would regularly put herself in situations where she would come into contact with the squad – including going into the dressing room when they were changing.

He described a period when they would see her ‘every day we were at the club’, as she served them food or took on some other role.

Players would call and wolf-whistle at the blonde sales and marketing worker when they saw her, he added.

Webster said: “I think she liked the male attention, so if there were any wolf-whistles or noises from the players she liked it, and that’s why I think we saw her on a daily basis.

“I think she thrived on it.”

Fellow Brewer Billy Kee told the Leicester tribunal that Ms Miller, 45, walked into the dressing room ‘around 15 times’ – often when players were naked.

Striker Kee admitted exchanging sexually explicit texts with Ms Miller, and showing a topless picture of her around four other members of playing staff.

She was a frequent topic of conversation among team members, the tribunal heard, but Mr Kee denied she had a ‘racy’ reputation.

“She was just a girl who worked in the office,” he said.

Colleagues added she would often be flirtatious with men, and said she ‘changed’ when players were nearby.

Ms Miller told the panel earlier this week she went into the changing rooms on only a few occasions, and always knocked.

She denies putting herself in the way of players, adding that when she was asked not to go to the changing room or serve the players dinner, she stopped.

She said: “I can’t help it if this group of young guys find me attractive.”

She claims she was victimised when she worked at the club following speculation she was having intimate relationships with players.

The tribunal continues.

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