She sort of apologised - and now she's quit her job as Culture Secretary, but the expenses row involving Basingstoke's Conservative MP Maria Miller is refusing to go away.
Ms Miller bowed to parliamentary and public pressure and resigned this morning.
Not long after news filtered through to residents in her local constituency - with many there questioning whether she should also remain the towns MP.
Back In Westminster after an emotional Maria gave a statement to the media - David Cameron came under fire as to why he backed her and didn't sack her. Jonathan Marland reports.
It is possible that the Chancellor had come to a different conclusion from the PM as to which way the Maria Miller crisis was going.
The resignation of Culture Secretary following sustained pressure shows that, five years on, fury over expenses has only grown.
Maria Miller's resignation letter has been made public, along with David Cameron's response.