San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Agrees To Resign Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal

Filner’s resignation is effective Aug. 30, announced the San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith.

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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner speaks during a news conference at city hall Friday, July 26, 2013, in San Diego.

Over the past month more than a dozen women, including veterans and other prominent women, have come forward with sexual harassment allegations against the 70-year-old mayor. The mayor was urged to resign by all nine members of the City Council.

He decided instead to enter a two-week intensive therapy program, and when Filner left early he claimed he was cured of a sex addiction.

Democratic City Council President Todd Gloria will become acting mayor until a special election is held within 90 days after the resignation takes effect.

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