July 26th, 2013
03:09 PM ET
9 years 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.

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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    If you want some therapy, get a DVD and some lotion. Geesh!

    July 26, 2013 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  2. Fair is Fair

    Paid for by the taxpayer, of course. The only thing this dirtbag should be entering is the unemployment line.

    July 26, 2013 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  3. I'm NOT a liberal

    Run this guy out of office already.

    July 26, 2013 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  4. PJ

    "The behavior I have engaged in over the years is wrong".

    Yes it is, and 'two weeks of intensive therapy' won't cure you. Why don't you resign, spend the rest of your life
    in therapy, and let the people of San Diego have their dignity back. Creepo..........

    July 26, 2013 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  5. James Conn

    It is obvious that these two "would be" men of professiional ethics never learned the "facts of life"! Their behavior is abhorable and stoops to the lowest of respect and integrity! This is not a professional opinion, but to say the least, for these two guys and many more like them in this "loose" society", that seems to be growing in that direction, their weiner did not get well done and their behavior is that of a fourth grade child searching for the meaning of life–and they just have not found it yet!! So, why should we respect them and continue to re-elect this kind of individual, man or woman, to make decisions about the or actions of government while the world watches!!

    July 26, 2013 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  6. Revolution

    Another democrat . This guy has president written all over

    July 26, 2013 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  7. norma jean

    As a woman......I wonder why these other women have taken this treatment from this clod.....why don't they just haul off and smack him.... I really think i would !!!!... He'd need therapy by the time i expressed my opinion!!!!

    July 26, 2013 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  8. norma jean

    TO REVOLUTION........ Like a republican would never act this way???? Give us a break and wake up to reality!!!!

    July 26, 2013 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  9. Data Driven

    I hope you're wrong about taxpayers paying for this, Fair. Of course, true or not, CNN couldn't bother to inform us in this piece.

    July 26, 2013 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    Good for him. Or, is it bad on him? He's taking the first step. Four more and he'll be out the door. [pun intended]

    July 26, 2013 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  11. Captain Awesome

    Geez, would you take a look at this guy?! No wonder women are complaining. Just looking at him makes you feel like you need a shower. Democrats like Filner and Weiner need to stop this war on women!!

    July 26, 2013 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  12. Lathrope

    He needs to be taken from office. If he doesn't leave peacefully, then by force if necessary. He is another egomaniac needing shut down.

    July 26, 2013 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  13. Carlos Danger

    Pathways Malibu , it's not a 12 step program !

    Massage Therapy with artesian spring water , and mud from the red river valley .

    July 26, 2013 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |