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BOSS IS RIGHT TO SACK LOVE CHEAT FRIEND; Director was caught in affair.

A COMPUTER firm boss sacked his oldest friend for sleeping with his girlfriend.

And yesterday, a tribunal backed Martin Grosset's decision to dismiss his best pal of 27 years, Nicol Gebbie.

Love rat Gebbie, 43, claimed Mr Grosset's relationship with Susan O'Flaherty, the mother of his young son, was already over by the time he started seeing her.

But the tribunal rejected his claim he was unfairly sacked as a director of Blue Chip Computers of Edinburgh.

Last night, Blue Chip managing director Mr Grosset, 42, who also owns two hotels, said: "It must have been the most expensive bonk he has ever had.

"He has lost his job, company car, laptop computer, mobile phone, my friendship and the pounds 37,000 he was suing me for.

"I was very distraught at the time but nine months later, I am now over it, although it is not forgotten.

"He has deprived me of Susan and deprived me of our four-year-old son, Alex.

"I feel extremely let down. For someone who was a good friend for 27 years, he's stabbed me in the back."

At the tribunal hearing, Gebbie even got the wife he cheated on to give evidence on his behalf.

Audrey Gebbie claimed Mr Grosset had been involved with another woman for nearly nine months at the time he discovered her husband's relationship with Susan.

But Mr Grosset said that involvement had only started after the sacking.

He is now living with his new lover in his luxury home in Gilmerton, Edinburgh.

The tribunal was told that Mr Grosset found his pal already at Susan's flat when he arrived there one night and she refused to let him in.

He immediately phoned Audrey Gebbie, who rang her husband on his mobile. Gebbie admitted he was in the flat with Susan and had no intention of going home that night.

The following day, when confronted by his friend, Gebbie said: "It happens, it's done, what more can I say?"

At first, he claimed it had been a one-off but itemised phone bills proved the liaison had been going on for at least a month.

Mr Grosset said his former friend had shown no sign of remorse and had never apologised.

Mr Grosset claimed after the hearing that Gebbie had twice left his wife to be with Susan since the sacking.

The Gebbies are now reconciled and Susan has gone back to Ireland.
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Author:Fairburn, Robert
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Date:May 19, 2000
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