Boris Johnson's Deputy Mayor for Young People Ray Lewis resigned this evening after it was revealed that he had lied about being a 'Justice of the Peace.'
The resignation comes several days before the investigation into claims of financial and sexual misconduct was even due to begin, and as fresh allegations emerge of unpaid debts in the Windward Isles.
In a typically combative statement, Ray Lewis claimed that his accusers were part of "the hairsplitting convention" and accused the press of being like "impatient schoolchildren."
But although he continued to deny the allegations against him, he said that he was resigning so as not to "obscure the good work" of a man who he loves.
The resignation came as the BBC revealed new claims of him owing money in Grenada and as fresh evidence emerged of Lewis taking money 'for safekeeping' from his parishioners.
Ray Lewis will stand down as a Deputy Mayor with immediate effect. However, it is not yet known what will happen to the inquiry or to his plans for a roll-out of 'Respect Academies' in the capital.
But whatever happens in the future, it will certainly be a long weekend for Boris and his team at City Hall.