Assemblyman From San Fernando Says He’ll Resign But Denies Masturbating in Front of Lobbyist

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shown in this undated file photo. (Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Assemblyman Matt Dababneh (D-Woodland Hills) is shown in this undated file photo. (Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

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Assemblyman Matt Dababneh said Friday he is resigning from office at the end of the month, a decision that comes four days after he was publicly accused of masturbating in front of a lobbyist and other inappropriate behavior.

In a resignation letter, Dababneh said the allegations against him are untrue and said he expected a legislative investigation would “bring to light and into focus the significant and persuasive evidence of my innocence.”

“As we battle for change, we must remember that due process exists for a reason,” he wrote. “We should never fight injustice with injustice.”

Dababneh, a Democrat from Woodland Hills, told The Times that his resignation should not be construed as a tacit admission of wrongdoing.

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