Four more women accuse San Diego mayor of sexual misconduct

SAN DIEGO Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:37am EDT

San Diego mayor Bob Filner attends the ground breaking ceremony for improvements for the San Diego Trolley system in San Diego, California July 25, 2013. REUTERS/Sam Hodgson

San Diego mayor Bob Filner attends the ground breaking ceremony for improvements for the San Diego Trolley system in San Diego, California July 25, 2013.

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SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Four more women, including a retired U.S. Navy admiral and a college dean, came forward on Thursday to publicly accuse San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of making unwanted sexual advances toward them, as local party leaders called on him to resign.

The latest allegations leveled at Filner during a group interview of the four women by public television station KPBS brought to seven the number of women who have come forth since earlier this week to accuse the 70-year-old Democrat and former congressman of sexual harassment.

Meanwhile, the San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee voted 34-6 to approve a non-binding resolution calling on Filner to step down.

(Reporting by Marty Graham; Writing by Steve Gorman; Editing by Eric Beech)

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Comments (3)
tdlane wrote:
Okay, so I haven’t lived in San Diego in almost 20 years, so this doesn’t have any impact on me, but I have to ask why none of these allegations ever arose before? Filner was in Congress 20 years ago – how did he fly under the radar until now, at age 70???? The last time something like this happened, it had to do with Roger Hedgecock, who was convicted and forced out of office, only to be exonerated on appeal. Is this yet another indication of powerful people behind the scenes manipulating the management of the city, as mandated by the voters?

As I said, I don’t live there anymore, and I am pretty ignorant of local SD affairs, but I can’t help but wonder.

Jul 25, 2013 11:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mylena wrote:
Seems like our system premit people to get fresh money claiming sillies complains( mostly publiv figures). It is soooooooo impossible work hard and get money for a living?

Jul 26, 2013 9:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
PKFA wrote:
With a face like that ANY sexual advances would be unwanted…

Jul 26, 2013 10:28am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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