San Diego Mayor Filner wants city to pay legal fees in sexual harassment battle
July 30th, 2013
07:08 AM ET
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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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California court denies bid to halt same-sex marriages in state
July 23rd, 2013
08:26 PM ET
9 months ago

California court denies bid to halt same-sex marriages in state

(CNN) - California's Supreme Court on Tuesday denied the San Diego County clerk's request to halt same-sex marriages in the state.

The decision was announced in a brief ruling, which was filed Tuesday and said: "The request for an immediate temporary stay or injunctive relief is denied."

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Filed under: California • Same-sex marriage
July 22nd, 2013
01:59 PM ET
9 months ago

San Diego mayor to face sexual harassment lawsuit

(CNN) - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is about to face at least one sexual harassment lawsuit as a series of allegations against him roils City Hall.

A city employee will announce the lawsuit Monday, attorney Gloria Allred's office said.

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Accused of sexual harassment, embattled mayor to speak at sexual assault event
July 17th, 2013
03:48 PM ET
9 months ago

Accused of sexual harassment, embattled mayor to speak at sexual assault event

(CNN) – San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who has been accused of sexual harassment, will speak at an event next month on the issue of combatting sexual assault in the military.

Filner, a former Democratic congressman, was originally slated to be honored at the National Women Veterans Association of America event. In an telephone interview Tuesday with CNN, National Women Veterans Association of America President Tara Jones said Filner would no longer be honored or appear at the event. In a subsequent interview Wednesday, Jones said Filner would appear and noted that the organization will hold a news conference on Saturday to discuss the matter.
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Filed under: California
July 15th, 2013
12:25 PM ET
9 months ago

San Diego mayor won't resign

(CNN) - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, dogged by allegations of sexual harassment, said on Monday he will not step down from his post.

"As your elected mayor, I fully expect to be accountable to the citizens of San Diego for all of my actions," he said in a statement. "But as a citizen of this country, I also expect - and am entitled to - due process, and the opportunity to respond in a fair and impartial venue to specific allegations. I do not believe I am guilty of sexual harassment, and I believe a full presentation of the facts will vindicate me."

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