US Diplomat In Sex Tape Scandal
An American diplomat in Moscow is embroiled in a sex scandal after footage apparently showing him with a prostitute was released on the internet.
The married envoy, a second secretary, was named as Kyle Hatcher by two Russian newspapers which reported unconfirmed claims that he was a CIA undercover agent.
The sex sting mirrored an incident last month in which a British diplomat in Russia, James Hudson, quit the Foreign Office after being filmed in bed with two women.
Yesterday the U.S. embassy refused to comment on the latest apparent honeytrap.
Asked if the diplomat remained in his post, a spokesman said: ‘We can’t give you this information.’
Nor would the embassy say whether he was a CIA agent.
The footage, lasting four minutes and ten seconds, was posted on the same Russian website as the explicit clip in a massage parlour which led to the disgrace of Mr Hudson, Britain’s 37-year-old deputy consul in the Urals city of Ekaterinburg.
The latest video shows 35-year-old Mr Hatcher – described as a family man – apparently making calls from his mobile phone to three Russian women, discussing meeting him at a flat.
A man resembling Mr Hatcher is then shown in a bedroom apparently checking for a hidden camera but missing the spy lens that is filming him.
The man is then seen with a woman on a double bed in semi-darkness.