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Why Britain's Lord Sewell is leaving office

John Buttifant Sewel stepped down from his post as deputy speaker of Britain's unelected House of Lords after The Sun on Sunday released a video and accused him of using cocaine and of hiring prostitutes.

(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)

A senior British lord quit his post on Sunday and will face a police investigation after a tabloid newspaper released a video showing him semi-naked and snorting white powder through a banknote while partying with two women.

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