Minister Resigns Over Sexual Harassment Allegations
Do not hold your breath, it is not a Nigerian minister.
It is the British Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon.
He stepped down on Wednesday after he was accused of sexual harassment.
Fallon has not denied that he had been involved in some sexual misconduct, but he said many of the accusations against him are also not true.
"A number of allegations have surfaced about MPs in recent days, including some about my previous conduct,” Fallon started.
“Many of these have been false but I accept that in the past I have fallen below the high standards that we require of the armed forces that I have the honour to represent," he added in a resignation letter to Prime Minister Theresa May.
Fallon, who intends to remain an MP, had apologised this week for putting his hand on the knee of political journalist, Julia Hartley-Brewer.
Appearing on television, she said she did not think Fallon's cabinet resignation was based solely on the 2002 incident.
"I'm assuming there are more allegations to come," she told Sky News. "I doubt it’s very much because of my knee and if it is I think that's really mad and absurd and crazy."
Fallon did not directly respond when asked by the BBC whether he was worried more stories were about to come out regarding his behaviour.
"The culture has changed over the years, what might have been acceptable 15, 10 years ago is clearly not acceptable now," he told the British broadcaster.
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