An email containing damning sex allegations, sent to thousands of European Parliament addresses on Monday, has been remotely deleted from staff inboxes. The short message accuses a senior parliament official of accepting sexual favours in exchange for promotions.
But, as the blogger Jon Worth reports, copies of the email have been mysteriously disappearing:
“I’m told by a source within the European Parliament that the offending e-mail has been deleted from the Inboxes of all staff overnight, and even deleted from folders if staff had chosen to file the message.”
A colourful translation of the message, originally in French, was crowdsourced via Twitter and posted (with names redacted) by Guido Fawkes. The author begins by tendering her resignation, then goes on to accuse the bureaucrat of a series of inappropriate liaisons, asking:
“Don’t you think that’s shameful? These women hold interesting positions and even though others are qualified, we remain blocked … [I]f it’s necessary to suck the [official’s] cock to get a position, it’s truly fucking disgusting.”
As Scrapbook has shown others to their cost, you can’t hush something up by “deleting” the electronic evidence.
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