- Gov. Robert Bentley says he has apologized to Rebekah Mason but denied to reporters allegations of an affair
- Mason was an adviser, being paid from Bentley's campaign funds
- Audio recordings purportedly of the governor talking in sexually charged language recently surfaced
(CNN)Rebekah Mason, a top aide to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, has resigned one week after the politician denied having an affair with her, Bentley's office said Wednesday in a written statement.