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Geri Horner’s Spice Girls bandmates ‘offer her their support’ as her Red Bull F1 boss husband Christian is accused of sending ‘sexually suggestive messages’ to an employee


Geri Horner is reportedly being supported by all her Spice Girls bandmates while her husband Christian is facing accusations of sexual misconduct.

Principal of the Red Bull Formula One team Christian, 50, was accused earlier this month of ‘coercive behaviour’ towards a close female employee.

Reports in Holland have since claimed the accusations run deeper with an article in the De Telegraaf newspaper alleging he sent sexual messages to the woman in question.

Christian has vehemently denied the allegations and has promised to fight the allegations, hoping the internal workplace investigation against him will be resolved within the next week before the Red Bull team fly to Bahrain for pre-season testing.

While the investigation is ongoing, all four of Geri’s former Spice Girls bandmates – Mel C, Mel B, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham – are said to have stepped up to offer their support to her.

Geri Horner is reportedly being supported by all her Spice Girls bandmates while her husband Christian is facing accusations of sexual misconduct (L-R: Spice Girls Mel B, Mel C, Geri, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham pictured in 2012)

Geri Horner is reportedly being supported by all her Spice Girls bandmates while her husband Christian is facing accusations of sexual misconduct (L-R: Spice Girls Mel B, Mel C, Geri, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham pictured in 2012)

Principal of the Red Bull Formula One team Christian, 50, was accused earlier this month of ‘coercive behaviour’ towards a close female employee (Christian and Geri pictured in 2019)

Principal of the Red Bull Formula One team Christian, 50, was accused earlier this month of ‘coercive behaviour’ towards a close female employee (Christian and Geri pictured in 2019)

A source told The Sun: ‘They are quietly supporting her behind the scenes and checking in to make sure she is OK.

‘Geri has been left ­broken by the ordeal, but is grateful for the kindness being shown to her by friends.’

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Geri, Christian, Mel C, Mel B, Emma and Victoria for comment.

Christian is currently subject to an internal investigation into accusations of ‘inappropriate behaviour’, an inquiry being conducted by an unnamed London KC.

The millionaire, who earns £8million a year, spent more than nine hours last week defending his position in a meeting with the barrister. He categorically denies all claims against him.

Neither he nor Red Bull have responded to the latest accusations, which allege he sent ‘suggestive messages’ to the staff member, with evidence in the form of WhatsApp exchanges which De Telegraaf says it has seen.

This escalates the claims as originally reported.

Geri was ‘devastated’ by the original allegations but is said to be ‘sticking to him like glue’.

Christian was on Friday night facing accusations of sexual misconduct in the scandal rocking the world’s most glamorous sport (pictured in 2022)

Christian was on Friday night facing accusations of sexual misconduct in the scandal rocking the world’s most glamorous sport (pictured in 2022)

‘She will smile and do all she can to keep them together,’ said one insider.

It is also claimed by De Telegraaf that the woman has been offered a sizeable financial sum, which was last night denied by Christian’s lawyers.

Christian married Geri in 2015, having first met at the British Grand Prix a few years earlier. He left his partner Beverley, mother of their daughter Olivia, nine, to start up a new home, living in north London with Geri, with whom he has son, Monty, seven.

He drives in each day to the team’s Milton Keynes base, working long hours and is known as a fanatic ‘racer’, who enjoyed success as a junior driver before knowing he was no longer good enough at that and turned his hand to running teams rather than driving for them.

He ran the successful Arden team in the junior category, Formula 3000, and was supported by Bernie Eccelstone, motor racing’s then ruler, to take over Red Bull when they came into F1 in 2005, aged 31.

He was the youngest team boss then. 

Now he is its longest-serving team principal. Bernie was best man at Christian’s wedding to Geri in 2015, and the pair swapped roles when Bernie married Fabian Flosi, a Brazilian lawyer more than 40 years his senior. 

Speaking at the launch of Red Bull's car for the new season, Christian (right) said he was going nowhere (pictured this week)

Speaking at the launch of Red Bull’s car for the new season, Christian (right) said he was going nowhere (pictured this week)

Under Christian's leadership, Red Bull's Max Verstappen (left) has won three successive world titles (pictured in October last year)

Under Christian’s leadership, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen (left) has won three successive world titles (pictured in October last year)

Christian enjoys the fame that his life with Geri has brought him, as well as his exposure on Netflix’s Drive to Survive series. He celebrated his 50th birthday party in Mayfair, with Sir Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and Gary Barlow. They serenaded him with ‘Happy Birthday’ choruses, Horner cut the cake with ‘World Champion’ displayed on it.

‘I thought we were forming a band,’ said Horner, who attended Red Bull’s car launch a their factory this week, claiming it was a case of ‘business as normal’.

In December last year, Christian was promoted to Commander of the Order of the British Empire to honour his success in overseeing two periods of success at the team, the second of which ended Mercedes’ long period of Lewis Hamilton-inspired dominance. 

He has won 13 world championships in the 19 years he has led the team, and made himself a household name in sport and beyond.



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