With the camera still rolling, the manager at China Southern Power Grid in Guangzhou was caught having sex on the boardroom table with a junior employee, according to a post on Chinese social media.
He had allegedly just finished a conference call with five other stations across China when he decided to have some downtime. Footage of the affair was leaked online but it has since been wiped by government censors.
It has also led to two employees at the station being arrested for spreading ‘false rumours’ after they allegedly posted the clip online.
The suspects, a man surnamed Tang and a woman surnamed Wang, were also taken on defamation charges by police in Guangzhou, capital of South China’s Guangdong Province.
Wang told the police that she “further dramatised” the rumours and shared them to major web forums online.
Next to the clip, the post claimed the illicit couple involved were a senior manager and a female worker who worked under him.
China Southern Power Grid, which is one of two state-owned power providers, is pressing charges against Tang and Wang, both 30, who have since admitted to spreading the rumours online.
The case as well as the origin of the footage is still under investigation.