San Diego Mayor resigns over sexual harassment lawsuit scandal
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner will be resigning from his post as part of the settlement deal he made regarding the sexual harassment lawsuit he is currently involved in, sources privy to the deal said Thursday, August 22. More than 17 women claimed that Filner sexually harassed them, including the former aide who filed the claim.
The Democrat mayor was observed loading boxes into his sport utility vehicle outside City Hall on Wednesday night, August 21. He was accompanied by a San Diego policeman who was part of his security detail.
Filner resisted calls for his resignation for weeks, even with all of his nine council members asking that he step down. A special election will be conducted to install Filner’s replacement within 90 days.
Filner will become the fourth of the last seven San Diego mayors to leave during the middle of their term.
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