(Reuters) - A secretary who posted nude pictures of herself in the Swiss parliament to more than 11,000 followers on Twitter told a newspaper on Wednesday she did not believe she had broken any rules.
Many of the "selfies" were taken in her office in the Federal Palace, a 162-year-old domed building in Berne where Switzerland's government and parliament meet, according to Swiss daily Neue Zuercher Zeitung (NZZ).
The unidentified woman, a secretary at the parliament, told the paper that the pictures did not violate guidelines for federal employees because they were part of her private life. The report did not say why she had posted the pictures.
A spokesman for the government's human resources department said he had only learned of the case from Wednesday's news report.
"Parliamentary services will have to decide, based on the specific circumstances, whether this case breaches good faith obligations between employer and employee," Anand Jagtap said.
When asked if she worried that her colleagues might see the pictures, she said: "The issue is on my mind constantly."
(Reporting by Katharina Bart; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)
(Gawker) -- The Swiss parliament has suspended a secretary whose nude selfies and amateur porn photos, sometimes posted from inside the Federal House in Berne, made her a national sensation. The anonymous woman, referred to in the Swiss media as A., had more than 11,700 Twitter followers before she deleted her account this week.
In a press release, the government confirmed that the woman was a staff member, and that she had been suspended. It's unclear at this point whether she's still being paid, or whether parliament services intends to fire her.
A.—or someone pretending to be her—restarted the Twitter account today under the name "Adeline Lafouine," and linked to a Twicsy page that still hosts several of her photos. A number of them match up to the collection of A.'s images published by Swiss site Blick.ch.