UK defence secretary quits over sexual harassment allegation

2017-11-01 22:08
Britain's Defence Secretary Michael Fallon. (Daniel Leal Olivas, AFP)

Britain's Defence Secretary Michael Fallon. (Daniel Leal Olivas, AFP)

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London - British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon resigned on Wednesday following a highly-publicised allegation of sexual harassment, the defence ministry said.

A ministry spokesperson confirmed Fallon's resignation, while he was quoted in a statement as saying that his past behaviour may have "fallen short".

Fallon had previously apologised for putting his hand on a political journalist's knee in 2002.

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