Fallon admitted Wednesday that his “previous conduct” had “fallen below the high standards” after he was reportedly accused of grabbing the leg of a female journalist.
“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 honor to represent,” he was quoted by The Sun as writing in a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May. “I am reflecting on my position and I am therefore resigning as defense secretary.”
Julia Hartley-Brewer, a presenter for Talkradio, reportedly threatened to punch Fallon for repeatedly putting his hand on her knee.
The married father-of-two said that he later apologized to her.