Richard Scudamore's former personal assistant disappointed by lack of punishment

Chief Executive of the Premier League Richard Scudamore speaks to the media during the Goal Decision Systemmedia event at the Emirates Stadium on August 8, 2013
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The former PA of Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore reveals that she is disappointed by a lack of punishment over his sexist emails.

The former personal assistant of Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has revealed that she is disappointed by a lack of punishment over his sexist emails.

Scudamore has been heavily criticised by a number of public figures, including prime minister David Cameron, since the messages were leaked to a Sunday newspaper on May 11.

The Premier League confirmed on Monday that the 54-year-old would face no disciplinary action over the incident.

While admitting that the language used in the emails was inappropriate, Scudamore has repeatedly insisted that his former PA was wrong to access them.

However, Rani Abraham claims that she was allowed access to Scudamore's inbox and that it was right to expose his wrongdoing.

"As soon as I read the sexist emails from Richard Scudamore I knew my position as his PA was untenable," she told The Guardian. "I couldn't face him. The point is that the Premier League chief executive had used his work account – the same email inbox that appeared on my computer that I look at as part of my job.

"He felt comfortable sending those messages, which included vulgar and sexist conversations about female colleagues, and he didn't censor his language even though he knew I'd see them. It came as a complete shock and afterwards I felt humiliated and belittled.

"I've been disappointed by some of the public reaction. I've tried to steer clear of social media since the story broke, but a lot of people seem to think it's a trivial matter. Their tone has been, 'What's wrong with her, it's a sexist joke, get over it.'

"I believe Scudamore's emails are very different from men having a laugh at the pub. I've heard those type of conversations but it's completely different when it takes place in the office. I had no choice but to see those emails as part of my job.

"It goes without saying that I've been deeply disappointed by the reaction of the Premier League, which on Monday chose to take no action against Scudamore. It feels like there's been a real injustice, that they're not taking any notice of what he did."

Scudamore was appointed chief executive of the Premier League in 1999.

Chief Executive of the Premier League Richard Scudamore speaks to the media during the Goal Decision Systemmedia event at the Emirates Stadium on August 8, 2013
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