In a huge shocker, embattled Democratic State Rep. Rochelle Galindo resigned this afternoon, effective immediately, amid allegations of sexual assault, according to CBS4‘s Shaun Boyd.

Here is Galindo’s statement:

“The allegations against me are false. That said, they will make our fight against the pending recall effort untenable. I will not put my constituents through what will surely be a recall campaign based on political smear tactics and false allegations.”

Galindo obviously is not taking responsibility for the allegations against her whatsoever. That’s typically a bad move. While it’s unclear what the sexual assault allegations entailed, apparently Boyd has some kind of backstory and we will wait to hear from her what exactly the nature of the allegations are. Nonetheless, the allegations must have been serious for Galindo to resign today when just a few days ago, she vowed to fight the recall effort “rain, snow, or shine.”

Democratic Speaker of the House K.C. Becker and Majority Leader Alec Garnett issued a brief joint statement giving her resignation their blessing, saying, “Today, Rep. Galindo submitted a letter of resignation.We agree with Rep. Galindo’s decision to step down at this time and allow someone else to serve the people of House District 50.”

We’ll keep you posted, PeakNation, on what sounds like a juicy story.