British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon resigned on Wednesday following a highly-publicized allegation of sexual harassment, the defense ministry said according to AFP.
Fallon had previously apologized for putting his hand on a political journalist’s knee in 2002.
Reuters reported that Fallon said his past conduct had fallen below the high standard required in his position on Wednesday in a resignation letter to Prime Minister Theresa May.
“A number of allegations have surfaced about MPs (Members of Parliament) in recent days, including some about my previous conduct. Many of these have been false but I accept that in the past I have fallen below the high standard we require of the Armed Forces that I have the honor to represent,” Fallon said in the letter published by May’s office.