In her affidavit, Horwood stated Macpherson and Jones had terminated her position as WelleCo’s chief executive. She also alleged they’d backtracked on a verbal agreement to let Horwood buy more company shares.
“It deeply saddens me that I am obliged to take steps against the company I have founded and have grown into a successful global digital and online business,” said Horwood in a press statement, adding she’d regarded Macpherson “as a close friend”.
The news of their rift came as a surprise to many. “Whenever Elle came to town, she’d stay at Andrea’s beautiful Peppermint Grove home and even walk her kids to school,” a Perth friend tells WHO. “They really enjoyed each other’s company. When both women split with their husbands around the same time, they had even more in common.”
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