Faux pas

07.19.13

Filner to Speak at Sexual-Assault Benefit

San Diego mayor, accused of harassment, has apologized for his behavior.

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, a Democrat, was recently accused of sexual harassment. Though the details of the charge are unclear, he has apologized for his mistakes, telling citizens, “If my behavior doesn’t change, I cannot succeed in leading our city. You have every right to be disappointed in me.” To make a bad situation even more uncomfortable, Filner was to receive an award from the National Military Women Veterans Association of America at a benefit for sexual-assault victims. He will still headline the gala August 30–31, but will no longer be honored with an award.