back to top

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.

Posted on

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

BuzzFeed News

@BuzzFeedNews

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

/ Via

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.

CBS 8 San Diego News

@CBS8

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

/ Via

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

News 8 San Diego CBS

@News8

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

/ Via

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

News 8 San Diego CBS

@News8

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

/ Via

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."

Charlie Kaye

@CharlieKayeCBS

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."

/ Via

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

Jennifer Medina

@jennymedina

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

/ Via

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

CBS 8 San Diego News

@CBS8

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

/ Via

Every. Tasty. Video. EVER. The new Tasty app is here!

Dismiss