“I am sorry to see how these individuals, who have worked for us, may have felt. Our culture was not at the level required, when we discovered that employees did not feel confident enough to speak, between 2017 and 2010, governed Steve Phillips. Following this investigation, we will once again be reviewing the procedures we have in place to ensure that all employees feel safe and supported to speak up about anything that makes them feel uncomfortable. »
In the BBC investigation, Charlotte Wathan, at the time director of women’s rugby, had notably said that in 2019, a man had “said he wanted to rape me. Take me back to the hotel, tie me to the bed and rape me. I remember getting sick from it, like after being punched in the stomach. I remember being in shock and thinking to myself “Did I really hear that?” “.