San Diego Mayor to Seek Therapy

Faced more reports of sexual harassment.

After allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced about San Diego Mayor Bob Filner—amid mouting pressure to resign—he apologized, saying "I must take responsibility for my conduct" at a press conference. He announced plans to seek two weeks of therapy starting August 5. Four more women had come forward to accuse the mayor of sexual harassment. The accusers—including a retired Navy admiral, a San Diego State University dean, an association head, and a businesswoman—said they had also been victims of unwanted sexual advances from the mayor. One woman alleges Filner told her she was beautiful and wanted to date her after his reelection. Another said he “slobbered down my chin.” The total tally is now up to seven women, and the sheriff’s department has established a special hotline for more harassment reports. On Thursday night, city Democratic leaders decided they would ask Filner to step down.

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