Director at 1 of Princess Diana’s favourite charities Turning Point to get payout

A director at one of Princess Diana’s favourite charities has been awarded a six-figure payout after her boss nicknamed her ‘Looney Tunes’ and sent an obscene email.

Ibukun Adebayo, 48, won her religious and racial bias claim against Turning Point, a drugs, alcohol and mental health charity at East London Tribunal Service.

Mrs Adebayo claimed she was unfairly sacked from her £84,000 position as IT director at the charity by its chief executive Lord Victor Adebowale.

The hearing was told that her boss David Hoare referred to her a ‘Looney Tunes’ in one email to Lord Adebowale and sent another work email about a sex act.


He was given a warning by Lord Adebowale, but Mrs Adebayo a mother-of-five from Bexley was dismissed from her job after she complained about Mr Hoare’s gross misconduct.

Now she is seeking £466,815 in compensation for lost earnings and hurt feelings but says that most of all she would like her job back.

Turning Point adopted Princess Diana as patron in 1985. She worked for the charity until her death and was proud of the way it helped vulnerable people deal with drug and alcohol misuse.


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