Danielle Fisher (pictured arriving at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court yesterday), 32, sent her ex-partner a video of a man who looked like him, having sex with another man. She pleaded guilty to harassment and persistently making use of a public electronic communications network to cause annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety
A former football club chairman’s daughter emailed her ex a video of two men having sex and claimed he was gay after he refused to give her £20,000, a court has heard.
Danielle Fisher, 32, daughter of former Huddersfield Town chairman Terry Fisher, made the threat towards ex Gavin Brammah after he refused to hand over money for a house they bought together.
In the threat she claimed she would expose Mr Brammah as being gay using a video featuring a man she thought looked like him, having sex with another man.
Fisher claimed that his sexual orientation was one of the reasons they split up.
Her behaviour, including making an oral sex gesture towards the victim from her car, left Mr Brammah feeling extremely distressed.
But Fisher’s solicitor told Kirklees Magistrates’ Court that she was hurt after Brammah, the father of her three children, cheated on her and their eight year relationship collapsed.
Fisher pleaded guilty to harassment and persistently making use of a public electronic communications network to cause annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety.
The couple broke up 18 months prior to the offences and during the course of their relationship a number of incidents were reported to police on both sides.
Gavin Brammah (left) was left extremely distressed by the threats Fisher (right) sent. She also at one point made an oral sex gesture towards him from her car. The two are pictured here together in happier times
Then on April 15 at 9pm Mr Brammah received an email from Fisher which had a video attached.
Following that he received a further three emails all containing the same video which was sexually explicit and showed two men engaging in oral sex.
In the emails Fisher, of Crosland Moor, Huddersfield, West Yorks, went from talking about money owed to her and childcare issues to her ex’s sexual orientation and alleging that this played a part in their break-up.
Jessica Lister, prosecuting, said: ‘This is denied by Mr Brammah. The resulting emails from the defendant were threatening to release the email to his friends and family if he didn’t tell them the truth about the relationship.
‘The defendant sent this knowing the impact it might have, not just on Mr Brammah but also his relationship and his family.
‘The video was sent to his new partner and circulated to a small group of people. The defendant admitted she’d shown it to her father.’
The Huddersfield court was told that one of the men in the video had some resemblance to the victim.
Fisher appeared at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court (pictured) yesterday. While there she pleaded guilty to harassment and persistently making use of a public electronic communications network to cause annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety
Although he had no tattoos while Mr Brammah does, it would have caused him some distress having to explain that to loved ones, Miss Lister said.
Mr Brammah’s new partner received the video via her work email address, causing her issues as her emails are now being monitored due to the explicit content.
On April 18 while driving through Huddersfield town centre Mr Brammah saw Fisher in another vehicle.
Miss Lister said: ‘She made a rude gesture towards the complainant mimicking oral sex and sent a further email.’
The victim’s new partner, a former friend of Fisher’s, said that all of their children go to the same school.
She said that while dropping them off and picking them up she experienced issues with Fisher banging on her vehicle, approaching her and making gestures.
Miss Lister said: ‘Mr Brammah is very distressed by all of this. There’s the use of threats – including blackmail – to disclose intimate material.
‘He finds them (the images) grossly indecent and offensive.
‘It’s had a negative effect on his professional and personal life and when he receives an email he’s nervous to open it.’
She added that his girlfriend has also been left feeling distressed, shaken and upset.
In 2013 Fisher received a suspended jail term at Leeds Crown Court after selling counterfeit brands including Hugo Boss, Juicy Couture and Louis Vuitton at her fashion store Plan B in Lindley.
Brammah also received a suspended jail term for selling fake goods and in July 2016 was jailed for 18 months for VAT fraud.
He submitted false claims for £50,000 while director of Brammah Group Ltd, a clothing wholesale company which Fisher was secretary of.
Fisher, 32, is daughter of former Huddersfield Town chairman Terry Fisher. The Huddersfield Town Kirklees Stadium is pictured here
Marnat Ali, mitigating, explained that she was the victim of domestic violence within their relationship and Brammah was previously jailed for an assault on her.
He said: ‘The video was made available to her by another person and disclosed that the complainant while in the relationship had been unfaithful.
‘Whether he’d been unfaithful with a male or female was of no relevance.
‘My client was upset that she was counting on a relationship where she bore three children with this man.
‘There was no resolution to financial matters, childcare and a property owned by the complainant which my client paid £20,000 into and is entitled to a proportion of this asset.
‘My client accepts that her decision to include the video was wrong but from the outset there was an attempt to resolve matters in an adult way.
‘Emotions then got the better of her about the violence and infidelity and she made poor decisions.’
Fisher’s case was adjourned until November 22 for a pre-sentence report to be prepared. District Judge Roger Lowe said that he was leaving all sentencing options open.