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Fremantle have sent another complaint to the AFL Integrity Unit, less than a fortnight after news broke regarding an alleged sexual harassment complaint directed at head coach Ross Lyon.

The AFL can confirm a male spoke to Fremantle over the past week about a separate incident, before the Dockers called the AFL to investigate.

Fox Sports believe the second incident also involves Lyon.

However, since the second complaint was initially made, it has been withdrawn.

Fremantle president Dale Alcock released a statement on the issue, saying the male in question told the club he wanted to withdraw his claim.

“He subsequently advised the club that he does not wish to take the matter further.

“Should anyone have an issue with any employee at our club, we will direct them to contact the AFL Integrity Services Unit, who are tasked with investigating any matters of substance and provide them with all information required.

“We will cooperate fully with any investigation that is undertaken as part of this process.

“There is an issue that many people will have seen recently reported in the media about the resolution of a Workcover claim involving a former employee and a current employee.

“As we have previously advised, due to a confidentiality agreement involving all parties to the resolution, we are restricted in what comment we can make as a club.

“The maintaining of confidentiality is vital because it provides confidence for people to make a complaint in the knowledge that it will be fairly, appropriately and correctly handled.

“However, what I can say is that our club is committed to providing and maintaining a supportive and safe environment where people who work or engage with the club are treated as equals and with respect.

“We want everyone who engages with our club and all employees and players to walk away with a positive experience of the Fremantle Football Club.

“We are committed to addressing any issue in an open, honest, and respectful way in line with both AFL policies and the relevant legal requirements.

“Our management team is very experienced and our diverse and high calibre board includes three women with broad business, cultural and community experience.

“Our board and management team are committed to following best practice, and acting sensitively and with respect and integrity to all parties and at all times.

“This is fundamental to our core club values of excellence and respect.”

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