EMAIL SENT TO MICHIEL BRANDJES, COMPANY SECRETARY & GENERAL COUNSEL CORPORATE, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC
Dear Mr Brandjes
You may be aware of the article we published on 2nd June concerning allegations against one of your colleagues:
EXTRACT FROM THE ALLEGATIONS”
“He is widely known among Shell employees to have had affairs with people on his staff, and when the relationship goes sour, they are put on leave and ultimately terminated from the company. All seems to be done hush-hush to maintain appearance…”
We had intended to send you copies of the emails we sent to your colleague containing detailed information supplied by a Shell insider source. He had the opportunity to deny the allegations, but did not respond.
On reflection, it seems safe to assume that your colleague would have already supplied you with the relevant emails.
Please let me know if this assumption is wrong and I will immediately supply you with the emails.
We eagerly await the imminent delivery to us of relevant internal documents from the Shell companies in the Netherlands in response to an application we made under the provisions of the Dutch Data Protection Act. The information should contain correspondence that Mr Brandjes had in March 2011 with historians responsible for “A History of Royal Dutch Shell” in reference to our articles about Shell’s financial support for Hitler and the Nazi Party.