Sex scandal: Romanian consul in Moldova caught on tape
Ion Nuica, Romania's consul to the Republic of Moldova, resigned Monday, July 13, after a few Romanian Web sites posted a video clip showing him having sex with an unidentified woman.
The film starts with the Romanian national anthem and the Romanian flag on screen. The words “This is how the Romanians want to have us, the way the Romanian consul Ion Nuica had an employee of the Consulate. Watch and gather if you want”. Then a photograph of Nuica is shown, followed by the sex scene. Here is a link to the video posted on ProTV, a Romanian private TV channel (warning: graphic scenes).
The Romanian Foreign Ministry's spokesman Alin Serbanescu confirmed Ion Nuica has resigned, according to Romanian Mediafax news agency.
Serbanescu also said that Nuica was summoned to Bucharest last week from Moldova for other reasons that are not related to this sex scandal.
Nuica resigned on Monday, only hours after the Romanian Curentul daily online displayed photos and a very graphic video showing Nuica having sex with a woman believed to be from the Republic of Moldova suspected of being an employee at the Romanian consulate in Chisinau.
The Curentul Web site said it received hidden video camera footage, but it had no idea who taped it.
Ion Nica had been Romania’s most senior diplomat in the neighboring country since the expulsion of the Romanian ambassador, Filip Teodorescu, from Moldova in April, following allegations of Romanian involvement in the violent protests on Aprl 7 in the Moldovan capital Chisinau.
Curentul stated that the tape appears to be the work of Moldovan intelligence services.