San Diego Mayor Filner wants city to pay legal fees in sexual harassment battle
July 30th, 2013
07:08 AM ET
7 years 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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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    Look this guy–city to pay? Not the guy that did? City to pay from Tax-Payer? Just send this to your brain–readers. Pathetic. Idiots play with innocent public.

    July 30, 2013 07:49 am at 7:49 am |
  2. Marie MD

    What? The dirty old man wants the tax payers to pay for his indiscretions?
    Maybe now will be a good time for the city to not let him back ever again! What a dirty old creep.

    July 30, 2013 07:56 am at 7:56 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    If the mayor himself is being sued, then he should pay his own legal fees. If the city itself is being sued, then the city should pay its' own legal fees and sue the mayor for reimbursement when it is all said and done.

    July 30, 2013 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  4. Wake up People!

    Dude go away! You have the audacity to think the taxpayers should pay for your legal fees because of you being a freakish pervert? He needs to be forced to resign immediately. This ish is becoming ridiculous.

    July 30, 2013 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  5. Fair is Fair

    Why not? They elected the perverted dirtbag, they should get all the goodies that come with him.

    July 30, 2013 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    You know what? Suddenly it all just clicked into place, as to why Filner won't resign. If he resigns, then he has no chance of the city picking up his legal fees, which are sure to bankrupt him. As long as he's mayor, he might get taxpayers to pay for his legal fees.

    July 30, 2013 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  7. Rick McDaniel

    Just recall the bum, and get him out.

    July 30, 2013 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  8. Mark Tampa

    The same thing happened here in Tampa with a city councilman. Councilman White was found guilty of sexually harrassing an assistant yet the City of Tampa had to pay his leagal fees because he was acting as a councilman on an official trip when he harrassed the assistant.

    So sorry San Diego

    July 30, 2013 09:22 am at 9:22 am |