San Diego mayor's accusers
August 5th, 2013
07:27 AM ET
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
San Diego Mayor Filner wants city to pay legal fees in sexual harassment battle
July 30th, 2013
07:08 AM ET
1 year ago

San Diego Mayor Filner wants city to pay legal fees in sexual harassment battle

(CNN) - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who's battling a tide of sexual harassment allegations, wants his city to cover his legal expenses.

Last week, Filner's lawyer sent a letter to the city, saying it should mount the mayor's defense and pay his legal bills.

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Filed under: California
July 28th, 2013
09:25 AM ET
1 year ago

First on CNN: Feinstein says San Diego Mayor Bob Filner should resign

(CNN) - San Diego’s Democratic mayor, who is embroiled in sexual harassment allegations, should resign, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Sunday.

Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the California Democrat said Bob Filner no longer held the moral authority to lead his city.
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Filed under: California • Dianne Feinstein
July 26th, 2013
03:09 PM ET
1 year ago

Breaking: San Diego mayor to enter counseling clinic

(CNN) – - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, publicly accused of sexual harassment by seven women, said Friday he will enter "a behavior counseling clinic" for two weeks of intensive therapy starting August 5. In a statement given at City Hall, he apologized "to the women I have offended." "The behavior I have engaged in over many years is wrong. My failure to respect women and the intimidating conduct I engaged in at times is inexcusable," he said.


Filed under: California
July 26th, 2013
07:16 AM ET
1 year ago

San Diego Democrats call on mayor to resign over sexual misconduct claims

(CNN) - Local Democratic leaders called on their fellow party member, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, to resign over increasing sexual harassment allegations from multiple women.

The San Diego County Democratic Party voted 34-6 Thursday in its second meeting in a week to discuss the claims.

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Filed under: California
July 24th, 2013
05:56 PM ET
1 year ago

San Diego mayor accused of sexual harassment, again

(CNN) - Another day, another sexual harassment claim against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.

Filner's former campaign staffer Laura Fink has come forward saying he touched her on the rear, and made sexually suggestive remarks when he was a congressman back in 2005.

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Filed under: California
July 23rd, 2013
10:10 PM ET
1 year ago

Second woman accuses San Diego mayor of sexual harassment

(CNN) - A former campaign staffer for San Diego Mayor Bob Filner became the second woman to publicly accuse him of sexual harassment, saying Tuesday that the then-congressman patted her "posterior" while at a fundraising event.

Laura Fink, who now runs a political consulting firm, told CNN affiliate KPBS that it happened in 2005 when she was working as Filner's deputy campaign manager.

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