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    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.

    Today the City Council voted 7-0 on a deal that accepts Filner's resignation effective Aug. 30, 2013.

    San Diego Mayor Bob Filner resignation just filed at clerk's office, according to @SummersNBCSD

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    San Diego Mayor Bob Filner resignation just filed at clerk's office, according to @SummersNBCSD

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

    After accepting resignation, Filner apologized to San Diego:

    Filner is now speaking and apologizes to the city, saying he let us down.

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    Filner is now speaking and apologizes to the city, saying he let us down.

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    #Filner: I was elected to make changes, people opposed me from the beginning.

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    #Filner: I was elected to make changes, people opposed me from the beginning.

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    Filner sounds defeated and says he will try to make amends in any simple manner.

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    Filner sounds defeated and says he will try to make amends in any simple manner.

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    Although, Filner maintains his innocence despite more than a dozen allegations of sexual harassment.

    BREAKING. Mayor Filner to City Council: "I started my career facing lynch mobs and I think we have just faced one here in San Diego."

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    BREAKING. Mayor Filner to City Council: "I started my career facing lynch mobs and I think we have just faced one here in San Diego."

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    Filner is resigning but says he faced a lynch mob of hysteria on sexual harassment that played into hands of those who wanted political coup

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    Filner is resigning but says he faced a lynch mob of hysteria on sexual harassment that played into hands of those who wanted political coup

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    #Filner: not one allegation has been independently proven in court.

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    #Filner: not one allegation has been independently proven in court.

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