Hague: I've nailed sexuality rumour
Foreign Secretary William Hague insists he has "nailed" false rumours of an inappropriate relationship with a former special adviser.
Mr Hague said the suggestions made about him and Christopher Myers were a "big lie", as he thanked colleagues and the public for their support.
The married minister - described by David Cameron as his effective Tory deputy - issued an extraordinary personal statement last week in an attempt to kill long-running speculation over his sexuality.
He disclosed that his wife of nearly 13 years Ffion had suffered a series of miscarriages as they tried to have children.
Although he admitted sharing a twin hotel room with Mr Myers during the General Election campaign, he insisted their relationship was purely professional.
Mr Hague expressed regret that the 25-year-old felt he had no choice but to quit rather than endure the "untrue and malicious" slurs.
Posting on social networking site Twitter, Mr Hague wrote: "Thanks for another day of very supportive comments.
"What was said about me was a big lie which I hope has been nailed. I am enjoying my work."