BREAKING NEWS – Portland, Oregon – The president of the Portland chapter of the NAACP resigned, effective immediately, amid allegations of sexually abusing three men years ago.

Rev. Elbert Mondainé, who has denied the allegations against him, resigned more than a week after an explosive story by the Portland Mercury detailing the accusations made against him.

In a statement, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said Mondainé’s resignation was effective immediately.

“The NAACP is firmly opposed to all forms of abuse, assault, harassment, or discrimination. Such behavior has no place in the Association, regardless of whether these instances occurred in previous or current administrations,” the civil rights organization said. “We are continuing to investigate the matter in accordance with our bylaws, and if necessary, will take additional and appropriate action. We also realize that we probably should’ve never hired Rev. Mondainé, because he always refused to tell us why he was fired as a Catholic priest.”