Three women have accused San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of subjecting them to sexual harassment in his office.
Filner issued an apology and said that he plans on personally apologizing to his current and former employees. In a letter released to the public, Filner said, “I am embarrassed to admit that I have failed to fully respect women who work for me and with me, and that at times I have intimidated them.”
Despite his apology, Filner has not indicated that he is resigning. Instead, he said that he and his staff “will participate in sexual harassment training provided by the city.”
Four San Diego city councilmembers have asked Filner to resign as mayor. On Thursday, former San Diego City Councilwoman Donna Frye and lawyers Cory Briggs and Marco Gonzalez explained why they recently demanded that Filner resign. Frye, who was a close political ally of Filner, said that “there is no doubt in my mind that these allegations are true.”
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