Dad still wait­ing for apol­ogy, 18 years on

Sunday Tasmanian - - News -

THE father whose daugh­ter died from a drug over­dose in a ho­tel room with AFL leg­end Gary Ablett Sr has said he’s still wait­ing for the foot­baller to say sorry — 18 years later.

“He never said sorry,” Alan Ho­ran said as he re­mem­bered his daugh­ter Alisha.

Mr Ho­ran said the AFL and Gee­long Foot­ball Club never reached out to the fam­ily.

“She didn’t get to live her life. She has been for­got­ten in this AFL bub­ble.” Alisha had joined the foot­ball star, who was twice her age, on a five­day drugs and al­co­hol ben­der.

“His life has been kicked around to smithereens since he ad­mit­ted his mis­take,” Ablett’s lawyer said when the foot­baller pleaded guilty to pos­ses­sion charges in re­la­tion to events lead­ing up to her death.

Alisha Ho­ran

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