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Great-grandmother accuses San Diego mayor of sexual harrassment

Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 01:03

Aug. 15 - Appearing at a news conference with her attorney Gloria Allred, 67-year-old Peggy Shannon claimed she was a victim of sexual advances from embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. Sarah Irwin reports.

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Another woman comes forward - and accuses San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment. Appearing at a news conference with her attorney Gloria Allred, 67-year-old Peggy Shannon claimed she was a victim of sexual advances from the mayor. SOUNDBITE: Peggy Shannon, Alleged Victim, saying: "On the day that Mayor Filner grabbed me and kissed me, I was so surprised. I went home and cried. I just felt so sad. I was just not sure how to take this contact, but it was very disturbing to me." Her attorney said Shannon - a great-grandmother who works with senior citizens at City Hall - has not filed a lawsuit yet. The divorced mayor is accused of sexually harassing more than a dozen women. The 70-year-old recently came out of therapy - earlier than expected - and returned to work despite repeated calls for his resignation. Shannon - and other alleged victims - plan to march to San Diego City Hall on Sunday.

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Great-grandmother accuses San Diego mayor of sexual harrassment

Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 01:03