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Former UN Global Warming Guru Lied About Getting Hacked In Sex Scandal

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The former head of the United Nation’s global warming bureaucracy lied about his personal electronic devices hacked, according to a confidential report given to Delhi police as part of a sexual harassment probe.

Former Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change chair Rajendra Pachauri lied to authorities when he said his phone was hacked by “unknown cyber criminals” after being accused of sexually harassing female co-workers in 2015.

The Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) in Gandhinagar told police “no suspected or unusual activity was observed” on Pachauri’s electronic devices, which included computers, laptops and cell phones.

The confidential report “also says the devices were not infected with any software that could have compromised their security,” reports the Economic Times of India. Police said they ruled out even a “speck of doubt” Pachauri’s devices were hacked.

That’s not good news for Pachauri, who left the UN in 2015 after being accused of sexually harassing a female subordinate at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) where he served as director general.

The female employee accused Pachauri of unwanted advances, emails and text messages. By March 2016, two more women had accused Pachauri of sexual harassment.

“On one of these occasions, I actually was sick and could not come to office. He then came to my home with a bouquet of roses. This might sound sweet, but at that time I just felt uncomfortable and scared,” one of the women claimed.

Pachauri was awarded the Nobel Prize alongside former Vice President Al Gore in 2007 for raising awareness about global warming. Now, Pachauri has lost his IPCC and TERI posts due to sexual harassment allegations.

Ironically, Pachauri is also the author of a 2010 steamy romance novel about an Indian climate scientist who has sex with attractive women while travelling the world.

The UK Telegraph reports that “the book, which makes reference to the Kama Sutra, starts promisingly enough as it tells the story of a climate expert with a lament for the denuded mountain slopes of Nainital, in northern India, where deforestation by the timber mafia and politicians has ‘endangered the fragile ecosystem.’”

“She removed her gown, slipped off her nightie and slid under the quilt on his bed … Sanjay put his arms around her and kissed her, first with quick caresses and then the kisses becoming longer and more passionate,” Pachauri writes in his book. “May slipped his clothes off one by one, removing her lips from his for no more than a second or two.”

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