San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to Resign

    SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 26: Mayor Bob Filner of San Diego speaks at a press conference announcing his intention to seek professional help for sexual harassent issues July 26, 2013 in San Diego, California. Mayor Filner had recently been accused of making unwanted sexual unwanted sexual advances by several female alleged vicitims. (Photo by Bill Wechter/Getty Images)

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    Bob Filner, the embattled mayor of San Diego, has agreed to resign in a deal made with city officials Wednesday, an NBC San Diego affiliate confirmed Thursday. Officials announced Wednesday night that a deal had been struck, but the result was supposed to remain confidential until Friday afternoon. Filner is under fire for multiple sexual-harassment charges; so far 18 women have claimed he made various inapprioriate advances. The mayor underwent two weeks of behavorial therapy in hopes that the storm would blow over and had previously steadfastly refused to resign.

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