Liberia's top government minister, Willis Knuckles, has resigned over a sex scandal, the president has said.
Last week a local newspaper printed graphic pictures of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's most senior minister having sex with two women.
Mrs Johnson-Sirleaf said that her presidential affairs minister "has been a friend and close associate for many years".
"I believe that Minister Knuckles brought to his family and friends much pain, but one which should not be allowed to tarnish his long years of service and commitment to our beloved country," she said in a radio address on Monday evening.
It goes without saying that Minister Knuckles is no relation of mine.