August 20th, 2013
04:42 PM ET
8 months ago

First on CNN: DNC to vote on resolution calling on Filner to resign

Washington (CNN) – The Democratic National Committee will vote on a resolution this week calling on San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to resign, ratcheting up pressure on the embattled Democrat who has been accused of sexually harassing multiple women.

Sixteen women have charged Filner of acting improperly and the mayor last month acknowledged having "failed to fully respect the women who work for me and with me." He voluntarily entered a behavioral therapy program, but has refused to step down despite widespread calls for him to leave office.
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Filed under: California • DNC
August 19th, 2013
05:45 PM ET
8 months ago

Petition drive to recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner kicks off

(CNN) - Armed with clipboards and pens, volunteers hit the streets of San Diego to collect signatures they hope will lead to the recall of embattled Mayor Bob Filner.

"We're going to be everywhere. We're going to be at sporting events. We're going to be at street fairs, arts shows - you name it, we will be out there," Dave McCulloch, a recall organizer, told CNN affiliate KFMB on Sunday.

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Filed under: California
San Diego mayor rejects recall drive over sexual harassment claims
August 13th, 2013
01:34 PM ET
8 months ago

San Diego mayor rejects recall drive over sexual harassment claims

San Diego (CNN) – New parks. High-tech jobs. Better roads and a bid for the 2024 Olympics.

Embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner says voters should weigh all those issues against the mounting allegations that he groped and harassed women before they decide whether they want to run him out of office.

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Filed under: Bob Filner • California
San Diego mayor out of rehab, but locked out of office
August 12th, 2013
11:28 AM ET
8 months ago

San Diego mayor out of rehab, but locked out of office

Los Angeles (CNN) - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, facing a growing tide of sexual harassment allegations, has completed his two-week intensive behavior therapy a week early and will begin outpatient treatment, his lawyer said.

But he might not be back at work in his office any time soon. His chief of staff changed the locks, according to numerous reports, including one by CNN affiliate KFMB.

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Filed under: Bob Filner • California
San Diego mayor's accusers
August 11th, 2013
07:59 AM ET
8 months ago

San Diego mayor to start outpatient therapy

Los Angeles (CNN) - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, facing a growing tide of sexual harassment allegations, has completed two-week intensive behavior therapy and will begin outpatient treatment, according to his lawyer.

In a statement, attorney James Payne said Filner began treatment on July 29, a week earlier than the mayor previously told reporters he would start. Filner was to complete that phase of treatment Saturday, Payne said.

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Filed under: California
Boxer pleads for San Diego mayor to resign
August 9th, 2013
02:19 PM ET
8 months ago

Boxer pleads for San Diego mayor to resign

(CNN) - San Diego's Democratic mayor Bob Filner, currently undergoing "intensive counseling" after being accused of sexually harassing more than a dozen women, should resign his post, Sen. Barbara Boxer wrote in a personal letter to the mayor Friday.

Addressing Filner simply as "Bob," Boxer – who is also a Democrat - wrote, "We've known each other for a long time…So I am speaking to you now on a personal and professional level, and asking you to step down as mayor and get the help you need as a private citizen."
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Filed under: Barbara Boxer • California
San Diego mayor's accusers
August 5th, 2013
07:27 AM ET
9 months ago

Dogged by sex scandal, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to enter counseling

(CNN) - This is the day San Diego Mayor Bob Filner enters a behavior counseling clinic for two weeks of what he describes as intensive therapy.

The 70-year-old is battling a tide of sexual harrassment allegations, and is hoping that voluntarily subjecting himself to the counseling will quell the mounting calls for his resignation.

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Filed under: Bob Filner • California
Ninth woman says San Diego mayor sexually harassed her
August 2nd, 2013
10:25 AM ET
9 months ago

Ninth woman says San Diego mayor sexually harassed her

(CNN) - A ninth woman is accusing San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment.

Emily Gilbert told CNN affiliate KSWB that she was hired to sing at a fundraising event shortly after Filner took office in December. The mayor grabbed her, slide his hand down her arm and groped her behind, she told the station.

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Filed under: California
Lawyer: San Diego mayor never got harassment training, city may be liable
August 1st, 2013
07:59 AM ET
9 months ago

Lawyer: San Diego mayor never got harassment training, city may be liable

(CNN) - A lawyer for San Diego Mayor Bob Filner criticized the city for not providing sexual harassment training to the mayor, saying its failure to do so violated the law.

In a letter to the city attorney, Harvey Berger wrote that Filner might never have been sued for sexual harassment had he been properly trained.

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Filed under: California
July 30th, 2013
07:52 PM ET
9 months ago

Democratic strategist: Female representatives say Filner had a 'creepy' reputation

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is not only not stepping down, he is doubling down.

Filner is asking the city to pick up the tab for his growing legal fees after seven women came forward accusing him of sexual harassment. The city is filing a cross complaint, asking that he pay them for their legal fees.

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Filed under: California • Congress
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