California lawmaker resigns over taped lurid sex talk

SACRAMENTO — Republican Assemblyman Mike Duvall resigned from office Wednesday after revelations that he described lewd details of two sexual affairs at a televised committee hearing.

The resignation came after Assembly Speaker Karen Bass today stripped Duvall, R-Yorba Linda, of his spot as vice-chair of the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee following reports of a long-term affair he has carried on with a female utility company lobbyist.

Duvall, who is married, was caught on tape at an Assembly Appropriations Committee relating lurid details about the affair.

Duvall describes his mistress' "eye-patch underwear," boasts about the 18-year age difference between the two and shares dicey details about their sex life.

"So, I am getting into spanking her. Yeah, I like it. I like spanking her. She goes, 'I know you like spanking me.' I said, 'Yeah! Because you're such a bad girl!" he says in the recording.

The married assemblyman also refers to an affair with a second woman.

"She is hot. I talked to her yesterday, she goes, 'Are we finished?' I go, 'No, we're not finished.' I go, 'You know about the other one, but she doesn't know about you!'"

Today, after details were reported on KCBS/KCAL television and in the "OC Weekly," Duvall issued an apology on his campaign Web site. "I made a mistake and I sincerely apologize," the statement said. "I deeply regret the comments I made in what I believed to be a private conversation. This is a private matter and I ask that everyone respect the privacy of all involved."

Duvall also was removed from the Assembly Rules Committee, which oversees members' ethics issues. Bass said she has directed the committee to look into the matter.

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