Sounds familiar: IPCC chief's defense against sexual harassment charges: 'I've been hacked.'
From the this sounds familiar department…comes this hot, steamy, but not climatic turn of events, along with the near immediate disappearance of the story down the memory hole.
Via Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. on the front page of India’s The Economic Times comes word of the charges:
TERI director-general RK Pachauri faces harassment charges by 29-year-old female employee The complainant, who works as a research analyst at the New Delhi-based energy think tank, has cited unwanted physical advances.
Oddly, the link to the original story at The Economic Times, here… http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...w/46280147.cms
…seems to have been disappeared, and now displays a “404”. Using web search on The Economic Times still reveals the existence of the story Fortunately, I was able to archive a copy from Google cache, and it is in the PDF below:
TERI director-general RK Pachauri faces harassment charges by 29-year-old female employee – The Economic Times (PDF via Google cache)
Update: The article can still be found here: PressReader - Connecting People Through News
So either the editors learned that somehow the story wasn’t true and pulled it, or there has been some legal or political pressure, perhaps from the U.N., to quash the story. It seems the original article didn’t contain any mention of Pacahuri’s U.N. IPCC involvement, only his role in TERI.
Maybe they seriously believed this claim from the article:
Pachauri has denied all the allegations and said he’s been a victim of hacking. “The said email has indicated misuse of my computer resources and communication devices, without my permission or consent,” he said in a response to ET’s queries. “From your email, I have come to know the factum that my computer resources including my email ids, mobile phone and WhatsApp messages have been hacked and that unknown cyber criminals have gone ahead and have unauthorisedly accessed my computer resources and communication devices and further committed various criminal activities.”UPDATE: From The Economic Times Twitter Feed comes this announcement:
Newspaper: U.N. IPCC chair Rajenda Pachauri faces sexual harassment charges – story then disappears from website | Watts Up With That?
Pachauri = SEXUAL PREDATOR
Proof 1: (<-- http://canadiandesi.com/read.php?TID=26876 …)
Proof 2: https://twitter.com/m00n_s33d/status/567879663688642560 …