This TV video from Britain says about itself:
Breaking News: Sir Michael Fallon resigns over past behaviour claims- BBC News
1 November 2017
Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has resigned following allegations of past behaviour.
Dutch NOS TV reports tonight that Sir Michael Fallon, the Secretary of
‘Defence’ War in the British Conservative-Irish fundamentalist terrorist coalition government, has resigned.
He was named in one sexual harassment case involving a woman journalist. But suspicions are that this was just the tip of the iceberg which ultimately caused the resignation.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Michael Fallon quits over ‘inappropriate behaviour’
Wednesday 1st November 2017
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has quit amid allegations of “inappropriate behaviour.”
In his resignation letter, he said: “A number of allegations have surfaced about MPs in recent days, including some about my previous conduct.
“Many of these have been false but I accept in the past I have fallen below the high standards that we require of the armed forces that I have the honour to represent.
“I have reflected on my position and I am now resigning as defence secretary.”
He apologised earlier this week for repeatedly touching journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer‘s knee in 2002. And, although Ms Hartley-Brewer says now that “no-one was remotely upset or distressed,” she admitted that at the time she threatened to “punch him” if he did it again.
However friends of Mr Fallon’s have said that in recent months he would concede that “some of his flirtation has been inappropriate.”
Fallon’s resignation means May’s government risks being tainted by ‘sleaze’: here.
Fall of Fallon leaves May’s government a scandal away from losing power: here.
More Westminster sexual assault allegations emerge as Tory aide says her drink was spiked with a ‘date rape drug’ in Commons bar. Woman claims Tory MP grabbed her by crotch from behind: here.
Sir Michael Fallon resigned after Andrea Leadsom accused him of sexually inappropriate language. Mr Fallon was accused of making a series of lewd comments while on the Treasury Committee: here.
About Fallon’s successor: Defence secretary refuses to answer questions about relationship with past colleague. Gavin Williamson tells Mail of relationship hours after his lawyers refuse to answer Guardian questions: here.
Westminster scandal: Report shows one in five people in Parliament have experienced sexual harassment: here.
USA: ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER WAVE OF REVELATIONS AND ACCUSATIONS A second woman has accused “Gossip Girl” star Ed Westwick of sexual assault. Portia De Rossi says movie star Steven Seagal unzipped his pants during an audition. Jeffrey Tambor has denied acting improperly with a former assistant. “Prison Break” star Robert Knepper has been accused of sexual assault while filming a 1992 movie. And Kevin Spacey has been accused by a former news anchor of sexually assaulting her son. [HuffPost]
USA: SENATOR: I USED TO AVOID ELEVATORS AS AN INTERN TO AVOID SEXUAL HARASSMENT “Because elevators were when you were captured,” Sen. Claire McCaskill said. Here’s what the Hill is doing on top of mandating sexual harassment training after Rep. Jackie Speier said at least two members of Congress are sexual harassers. [HuffPost]
FRANKEN UNDER FIRE: THE FALLOUT FROM THE SEXUAL ASSAULT ACCUSATION Anchorwoman and sportscaster Leeann Tweeden said Thursday that then-comedian Al Franken kissed and groped her at a 2006 USO event, and she shared a photo of one of the incidents. Senate Democrats have been swift to condemn the junior senator from Minnesota and call for an ethics investigation. Tweeden said she spoke up now as the “tide is turning.” President Donald Trump also denounced the senator, but did not voice an opinion on Senate candidate Roy Moore. And Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers piled on. [HuffPost]
Another woman has accused former president George H.W. Bush of groping her.
USA: Over 200 women in national security signed an open letter about sexual misconduct.
BREAKING DOWN THE EXPLOSIVE USA SWIMMING SEXUAL ABUSE REPORT Saying the organization covered up hundreds of sexual abuse cases. [HuffPost]
HUFFPOST OPINION: ‘CLARENCE THOMAS SEXUALLY HARASSED ME’ “Yes, he should be impeached.” [HuffPost]
94% of women in Hollywood experience sexual harassment or assault, says survey. A coalition of US groups including USA Today surveyed 850 women in the film industry of whom the vast majority reported some form of sexual misconduct: here.
Damian Green investigated over alleged sexual advances to female Conservative activist: here.
HUFFPOST OPINION: ‘HOMELESS WOMEN SAY “ME TOO,” BUT NO ONE LISTENS’ “I don’t have to return if I decide not to. But where can these women go?” [HuffPost]