Saturday, July 13, 2013

CA - San Diego mayor (Bob Filner) comes under swift, heavy scrutiny

Original Article

Diigo Post Excerpt:
The week began with news that Mayor Bob Filner's fiancee ended their engagement and concluded with San Diego's first Democratic leader in 20 years desperately trying to stay in office amid sexual harassment allegations made by some of his closest supporters.

The rapid-fire developments put heavy scrutiny on the personal foibles of Filner, a feisty liberal who was elected in November after 10 terms in Congress marked perhaps most famously by a 2007 run-in with a United Airlines baggage handler at Dulles International Airport that resulted in him pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of trespassing.

Filner has long had a reputation for berating employees and been dogged by rumors of making sexual advances on women, but nothing stuck like a former city councilwoman's comments this week that she had firsthand accounts from more than one woman who was sexually harassed by the mayor.

1 comment :

Daver said...

The should make sexual harassers register too.