The Mayor Of San Diego Allegedly Did Some Despicable Things To Women

All according to the lawsuit filed against Mayor Bob Filner.

This is San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. He is 70 years old and divorced.

This is Irene McCormack, the mayor’s former director of communications.

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On Monday, a bombshell lawsuit was filed against the mayor by McCormack, detailing rampant sexual harassment by the mayor.

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1. According to the lawsuit, Filner asked her, “Wouldn’t it be great if you took off your panties and worked without them on?”

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2. McCormack says Filner put her in a headlock while they rode an elevator with a police officer. Filner told her, “You know what I would like to do with those handcuffs?”

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3. McCormack was also allegedly put in a strong headlock by Filner during an event and asked to marry him. He was three months’ engaged to another woman at the time.

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4. His former fiancé, Bronwyn Ingram, announced this month that she ended the relationship with Filner.

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5. In June, Filner allegedly asked McCormack for a kiss in the office and said, “I am infatuated with you. When are you going to get naked?” / Via Dave Maass

When she asked him to leave, he said, “I can go anywhere I want, any time I want.”

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6. But McCormack was not the only victim. Another employee of Filner’s stated that he grabbed her buttocks and touched her chest. She voluntarily left the office.


7. According to the lawsuit, three women had to be driven home because of his “abusive treatment.”


8. Five other office workers resigned over his behavior.

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9. One report in the lawsuit details Filner kissing a campaign volunteer and groping her in her car. Another says that a supporter was cornered and forcibly kissed at a mayoral event at City Hall.

There are so many allegations arising, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department has opened a hotline for possible victims of the mayor’s advances.

Filner, still in office, says, “I intend to defend myself vigorously and I know that justice will prevail.”

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