Revealed: Michael Fallon’s Resignation Follows Another Complaint Of Sexual Assault

Westminster insider, Anna Soubry who worked as a minister under Michael Fallon, has claimed she doubts the real reason of Fallon’s resignation to be simply touching a journalist’s knee.

Soubry told The Times:

“Michael Fallon had to resign because of his behaviour towards women. One person with great courage made a complaint to No 10 of sexual assault. Theresa May made it very clear she took these allegations seriously and within hours he had gone.”

Earlier this week, Julia Hartley-Brewer, a journalist, condemned Fallon for repeatedly placing his hand on her knee at a dinner in 2002.

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UK Defence Secretary’s departure followed a phone call from Jane Merrick, then a junior political reporter at the Daily Mail who informed Downing Street that he had lunged at her and attempted to kiss her on the lips in 2003 after they had lunch together.

she said:

“I shrank away in horror and ran off to my office in the Press Gallery”

“I felt humiliated, ashamed. Was I even guilty that maybe I had led him on in some way by drinking with him? After years of having a drink with so many other MPs who have not acted inappropriately towards me, I now know I was not.”

Merrick added:

“Once again, some were dismissing the remarks as trivial, the sort of banter that goes on in workplaces across the country. By continuing to stay silent now, I was still running away from Fallon, just as I ran away from him in 2003. I decided it was time to come forward and name him. I want him to know that, however long ago this incident was, his behaviour was unacceptable.”

Fallon denied the new allegation and called it “libelous”:

“I’ve already accepted that I have behaved inappropriately in the past but I have never physically assaulted anybody.”

On Wednesday Fallon announced his resignation from May’s Cabinet, saying his behaviour in the past had “fallen short” of what is expected of him.

“I’ve already accepted that I have behaved inappropriately in the past.”

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