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  • (Former San Diego RAT Mayor) Bob Filner finishes house arrest, still on probation

    04/07/2014 5:21:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    10 News ^ | 4/07/14
    SAN DIEGO - Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner today was free to leave his downtown residential building for the first time in three months, having completed 90 days of house arrest. The period of home confinement, which included GPS monitoring, was the result of the 71-year-old's guilty pleas last fall to false imprisonment and battery, stemming from allegations of sexual harassment by three women. The improprieties led the former Democratic congressman to leave office last Aug. 30. Though no longer on house arrest, Filner remains on three years probation.
  • Lawsuit demands city eliminate stink on rocks at La Jolla Cove (California)

    12/30/2013 8:39:39 AM PST · by RightGeek · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | 12/28/2013 | Tony Perry
    SAN DIEGO -- A lawsuit has been filed demanding the city eradicate the "foul, noxious and sickening odors" left by birds and sea lions defecating on the rocks next to La Jolla Cove. The stink offends the patrons of some of La Jolla's best known restaurants overlooking the cove and visitors to the famed La Valencia Hotel, according to the lawsuit filed by a group calling itself Citizens for Odor Nuisance Abatement. [snip] While the stinky guano is the product of the cormorants and the sea lions, the real culprits are officials at City Hall who approved a fence keeping...
  • Ex-San Diego (RAT) Mayor Bob Filner To Be Sentenced For Harassment

    12/09/2013 2:24:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 12/08/13
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bob Filner has almost vanished from public view since a defiant resignation speech as San Diego mayor amid widespread allegations that he sexually harassed women. He returns to the spotlight at least once more. The former 10-term congressman will be sentenced Monday for one felony and two misdemeanors for placing a woman in a headlock, kissing another woman and grabbing the buttocks of a third. He pleaded guilty in October in an agreement with prosecutors, who will recommend that he get three months of home confinement and three years of probation.
  • Ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner charged with felony false imprisonment, battery

    10/15/2013 9:57:28 AM PDT · by topher · 13 replies ^ | 10/15/2013 | AP
    SAN DIEGO – Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, driven from office by sexual harassment allegations, was charged Tuesday with felony false imprisonment and two counts of misdemeanor battery involving three women.
  • Baboon Seizes Reporter's Breast During Her Live Broadcast and Won’t Let Go

    09/25/2013 8:54:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 | Deborah Hastings
    TV reporter Sabrina Rodriguez got fondled by frisky baboon, but she kept on smiling. Mickey the baboon bared his teeth while grabbing her chest and held on during the live shot.What a cheeky baboon. TV reporter Sabrina Rodriguez got groped during a live broadcast by a baboon who grabbed a handful of her breast and hung on. The baboon refused to let go during the live broadcast in the central California city of Lodi. The Fox 40 journalist didn’t lose her cool and continued to extol the virtues of a local wine festival in Lodi, Calif., while smiling broadly. The...
  • Potential successor for San Diego's disgraced mayor has alleged history of openly masturbating...

    08/24/2013 8:41:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 24, 2013 | Marc Raimondi
    From bad to gross? A potential candidate to succeed disgraced San Diego mayor Bob Filner has been caught openly masturbating in restrooms on multiple occasions, according to investigative site When Carl DeMaio, one of the leading Republican candidates to replace alleged serial sexual harasser Filner, was in the City Council, he would allegedly leave the dais during meetings to masturbate in a men’s room, former City Council president Ben Hueso said. Hueso, now a Democratic state senator, said he witnessed DeMaio in the act twice, but others suspect his inappropriate activity was more frequent. The politician said he walked...
  • San Diego to get a gay mayor

    08/23/2013 8:57:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 44 replies ^ | August 23, 2013 | Joe Garofoli
    San Diego has a long reputation as a mecca of political conservatism, but that image could crumble after the resignation Friday of its mayor, Bob Filner, in the face of allegations of sexual harassment. His replacement will be a gay man, making San Diego the nation's second-largest city to be led by an openly gay person. The City Council voted 7-0 Friday to approve a deal to accept Filner's resignation in exchange for covering some of his legal expenses related to the harassment allegations involving city employees. A spokesman for California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Friday that Harris has...

    08/23/2013 5:51:58 PM PDT · by BAW · 67 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | August 23, 2013 | Craig Gustafson
    Bob Filner announced his resignation Friday as San Diego’s 35th mayor following a tumultuous six weeks in which lurid allegations of repeated sexual misconduct against women crippled his ability to lead and turned him into a subject of national ridicule. Filner will to step down on Aug. 30 as part of a deal approved Friday afternoon by the City Council on a 7-0 vote in closed session that limits his legal and financial exposure stemming from a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former aide. In a dramatic appearance before the council, Filner was both apologetic yet defiant, lashing out...
  • Allred: 'No Pay-Off for Filner in Deal' (The RAT perp gets paid?)

    08/22/2013 3:47:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    8/22/13 | Monica Garske
    With embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s resignation on the horizon, some of the women leading the charge say they don't want Filner's resignation to come at the expense of San Diego taxpayers. Filner has agreed to resign as part of a deal reached this week in mediation with city officials, NBC 7 News learned on Thursday. The deal requires approval of the City Council in closed session Friday, which has some speculating the city may be asked to pay Filner’s defense fees in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by his former employee, Irene McCormack Jackson. Her attorney Gloria Allred...
  • Filner could be out by Friday

    08/22/2013 9:33:35 AM PDT · by South40 · 5 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 8/21/2013 | Craig Gustafson & Mark Walker
    Mayor Bob Filner reached a proposed settlement agreement with his legal adversaries Wednesday that likely sets the stage for the end of his brief, scandal-plagued tenure as San Diego’s 35th mayor. The tentative agreement centers around a lawsuit filed against the mayor and the city by a former Filner aide who accused him of sexual harassment and unwanted sexual advances. Three days of mediation — overseen by retired federal judge J. Lawrence Irving — ended late Wednesday when a group of lawyers and city leaders led by City Attorney Jan Goldsmith emerged from behind closed doors to announce a deal...
  • Report: San Diego Mayor Filner to resign

    08/22/2013 10:12:51 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    Report: San Diego Mayor Filner to resign By Blake Neff - 08/22/13 12:38 PM ET San Diego Mayor Bob Filner will resign, according to a local television station. Filner, who has been accused of sexual harassment and improper sexual advances by 17 women, has been in mediation talks on his future. ABC 10 News in San Diego reported the former congressman had reached a deal in which he will leave office. Filner has been under enormous pressure to resign in California and in Washington, where many of his former colleagues have torched him with criticism. The mayor faces the possibility...
  • San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to Resign (Filthy is out)

    08/22/2013 9:44:43 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 36 replies
    Channel 7 San Diego ^ | 8/22/2013 | Wendy Fry, Gene Cubbison and R. Stickney
    San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has agreed to resign as part of a deal reached this week with city officials, NBC 7 News has learned. Filner, spotted leaving City Hall with packing boxes Wednesday night, will formally vacate the office following a closed session of City Council Friday, according to several sources.
  • CNN: Spa owner says groped by Filner

    08/21/2013 10:46:11 AM PDT · by South40 · 13 replies
    Businesswoman claims Filner put his hands on her behind while they were being photographed A prominent businesswoman came forward today as the 18th woman to accuse San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment. Dianne York, president and CEO of The Spa of La Jolla, told CNN that during a meeting with Filner three months ago, he put his hands on her buttocks while a photo was being taken and others were present in the room.
  • WH: Obama Has No Comment on Bob Filner

    08/20/2013 11:34:47 AM PDT · by don-o · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 20, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the president didn't have a comment on the ongoing Bob Filner sex scandal:
  • “We shall overcome”: San Diegans rally … in support of Bob Filner

    08/19/2013 7:33:11 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    Granted, it was only a few dozen people. Granted, the rally against Filner was bigger, and public opinion is running seven to one in favor of resignation. "Organizer and immigrant rights activist Enrique Morones said Filner backers would no longer stay silent." “These joint community members of color, veterans, environmentalists, educators, women’s rights, gays, civil rights, labor, human rights, unions, neighborhoods, immigration and many more — we stand united in stopping the public mockery of our judicial system,” Morones said. “Due process for Mayor Filner and due process for the accusers.”… "Suzie Ditmars, of the Committee on the Status of...
  • Supporters rally for embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (RAT perp 'far more than sloppy kisses')

    08/19/2013 2:18:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/19/13 | Jeff Black
    A diverse group of supporters rallied in front of San Diego City Hall on Monday, calling for voters and the media not to prejudge embattled Mayor Bob Filner, who is accused of sexual harassment, faces a recall effort as well as federal and local investigations. "Let’s get back to business of moving the region forward with Mayor Bob Filner,” said organizer and human activist Enrique Morones, who was led the rally, which was staged in front of reporters. Morones was joined by other supporters, including campaign volunteers, former city officials and other activists, many of them women, including one who...
  • Sexual Harassment Allegations Fuel Bid to Recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner

    08/18/2013 5:33:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 18, 2013 | Dean Schabner
    A petition drive to recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner got underway today, trying to oust the man who has been accused of sexual harassment by 16 women. The mayor's opponents turned out all over the city, including at a local marathon, trying to get the nearly 102,000 signatures they need to collect by Sept. 26 to get the issue on the ballot.
  • Great-grandmother accuses Filner (San Diego seriel sex harasser mayor)

    08/15/2013 2:06:58 PM PDT · by BAW · 16 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | Aug 15, 2013 | Mark Walker
    A great-grandmother who staffs the senior citizens desk at City Hall charged Thursday that Mayor Bob Filner grabbed her and kissed her one day and on another occasion asked if she knew “that I can go eight straight hours.” Accompanied by attorney Gloria Allred, Peggy Shannon said that after the first allegations of sexual harassment arose against Filner, he came by her desk, put his finger to his mouth and said “shhhh.” “I took it as a compliment when he first talked to me,” Shannon said. She said Filner would pass by her desk several times a day and would...
  • (Video Parody): Filner Blurred Lines video musical parody urging him to resign

    08/14/2013 9:02:19 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 1 replies
  • True story: Bob Filner banned from San Diego Hooters

    08/13/2013 10:18:37 PM PDT · by BAW · 19 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | August 13, 2013 | Matthew Hall
    Of course it was Hooters that got the national headlines for barring San Diego Mayor Bob Filner from its restaurants via a premade sign. Melissa Fry-Sagermark, director of marketing for HootWinc, the west coast Hooters franchise, told Slate: "The signs went up at our four locations in San Diego this morning. It's not a political move for us in any way, shape, or form. We're strictly taking a stand for the fair treatment of women. At our franchise alone, we employ 1100 beautiful, talented women." At the Oceanside Hooters, manager Lorenzo Soto told U-T San Diego reporter Mark Walker that...
  • The "Filthy Filner" Cover-Up

    08/09/2013 5:39:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | August 9, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Yuck. Is there a woman in his sights that pervy Democratic San Diego Mayor Bob Filner hasn't harassed, molested, insulted, propositioned, groped, headlocked or slobbered on while holding public office? In less than a month, the number of victims and witnesses coming forward has skyrocketed from three to 13. And the details have grown even more unbelievably sordid. This isn't a local "sex scandal." It's a nationwide predator scandal. When I last reported on this career creepster's case, his fiancee had broken up with him, his former spokeswoman had revealed that Filner told her to "work without her panties on,"...
  • Filner completes rehab early, office locks changed

    08/09/2013 5:07:47 PM PDT · by South40 · 30 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 8/9/2013 | Mark Walker
    City Attorney Jan Goldmith said Friday that Mayor Bob Filner is back a week earlier than expected from therapy triggered by sexual harassment allegations and that the locks to his office have been changed. The mayor's surprising return comes after he reportedly checked into a counseling clinic a week earlier than his announced Aug. 5 start of what he said would be two weeks of intensive therapy to address concerns about his interaction with women. It was not immediately clear who ordered the locks to the mayor's office changed or why.
  • Serious criminal probe may be keeping Filner in office ( San Diego Mayor )

    08/11/2013 7:46:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/09/2013
    San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s endurance in the face of mounting sexual harassment accusations may be driven by his need to get out of an even bigger problem: a federal criminal investigation that has received little attention from the national media. The San Diego Creeper is the subject of an FBI probe of what looks like a quid-pro-quo arrangement with a local developer. In June local media obtained a voicemail Tom Story of Sunroad Centrum Partners left for various city council members regarding a $100,000 “gift” he made to two public projects Filner favored. At the time, Sunroad was looking...
  • Good news: San Diego's serial groping mayor already finished with 'therapy'

    08/10/2013 11:27:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 10, 2013 | Rick Moran
    He's cured! San Diego's serial sexual harrassing Mayor Bob Filner entered "therapy" a week early and will complete the two week program today, says his spokesman. Unfortunately for Filner, it may be too late. A source at city hall says that the locks to the doors of the mayor's office have been changed which could either be a subtle hint from his staff that he should take a permanent vacation, or Filner has already decided to step down but is waiting to announce it an an opportune time. San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's chief of staff confirmed to 10News that...
  • Boxer makes personal plea to Filner

    08/09/2013 12:40:02 PM PDT · by BAW · 38 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | August 9, 2013 | Mark Walker
    Here is Boxer's letter: Dear Bob, We’ve known each other for a long time, and have worked together on many issues that are important to the people of San Diego – from creating jobs to protecting the environment to helping our veterans. So I am speaking to you now on a personal and professional level, and asking you to step down as mayor and get the help you need as a private citizen. I have already said publicly that you should resign your office as mayor because of the shocking revelations by many women about your behavior toward them. But...
  • Sociopaths and Democrats

    08/08/2013 12:09:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | August 8, 2013 | Emmett Tyrrell
    As Ariel Castro, the convicted kidnapper, rapist and baby killer, shuffled off in chains to the hoosegow, I thought why was there so little reportage or commentary about his idiotic statement made in an Ohio courtroom. Is it because the man himself is so repugnant? Is it because his transgressions against society are so repulsive? I think it is both and one thing more. Americans have heard all this claptrap before. We are familiar with the rumblings of a sociopath. A sociopath, in plain language unadorned by the psychiatrists' hocus-pocus, is a person who does not know right from wrong,...
  • San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Accused of Harassing Military Sexual-Assault Victims

    08/07/2013 12:07:42 PM PDT · by bkepley · 13 replies
    NRO ^ | 08/07/2013 | Sterling Beard
    Eight women from the National Women’s Veterans Association of America (NWVAA) have now stepped forward to allege that San Diego mayor Bob Filner has sexually harassed them, CNN reports. The NWVAA was formed as a safe haven for military sexual-assault victims, and almost all of the women who have now stepped forward were victims of such behavior while in the military. They allege that Filner used his position as a chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee to gain access to victims of military sexual assault because they were less likely to complain.
  • Gloria Allred says nurse sexually harassed by Mayor Bob Filner (San Diego)

    08/06/2013 1:58:36 PM PDT · by BAW · 29 replies
    10News,com San Diego ^ | August 6, 2013
    SAN DIEGO - A nurse who takes care of an injured Marine came forward Tuesday with attorney Gloria Allred to say she had been sexually harassed by Mayor Bob Filner in his office. At a news conference Tuesday, Michelle Tyler said she arranged a meeting with the mayor, her Marine friend and a veterans representative who was not identified. Tyler said the purpose of the June 11, 2013, meeting was to try to get the mayor to help the Veterans Administration to give help to her friend. Once the meeting wrapped up, Tyler said the mayor asked everyone but her...
  • Dogged by sex scandal, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to enter counseling

    08/05/2013 11:04:24 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | August 5, 2013 | Ed Payne
    (CNN) -- This is the day San Diego Mayor Bob Filner enters a behavior counseling clinic for two weeks of what he describes as intensive therapy. The 70-year-old is battling a tide of sexual harrassment allegations, and is hoping that voluntarily subjecting himself to the counseling will quell the mounting calls for his resignation. He has repeatedly said he'll not leave the office he was elected to barely eight months ago. San Diego's city charter does not require him to appoint an interim mayor during his temporary absence. His decision is unlikely to appease his opponents.
  • 10th woman comes forward to accuse Mayor Bob Filner of harassment

    08/04/2013 12:47:41 AM PDT · by South40 · 17 replies ^ | 8/4/2013 | John Carroll
    SAN DIEGO - A 10th woman has come forward to 10News to accuse San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment.

    08/03/2013 8:21:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TREATED INAPPROPRIATELY BY BOB FILNER? *Yes. And I'll come forward if I have to. *Yes. But I don't want to go public. *No. *No. But my friend has. *No. But a friend of a friend has.
  • Entertainer accuses Filner of groping

    08/02/2013 12:25:05 PM PDT · by South40 · 37 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 8/2/2013 | Mark Walker
    SAN DIEGO — Another woman is accusing San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of groping her, telling San Diego's Fox 5 television station that he slid his hand down her arm and grabbed her buttocks at a December fundraiser. The woman, Emily Gilbert, said the incident occurred during the evening event where she was hired to sing as a Marilyn Monroe impersonator. “He grabbed me a little too tight, then proceeded to slide his hand down my arm and then did a little grab on my derriere,” Gilbert told the station.
  • Psychologist: San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (Democrat) Exhibits Sociopathic Characteristics

    08/01/2013 9:16:54 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | August 1, 2013 | Juliette Vara
    Doctor: Filner may possess sociopathic characteristics SAN DIEGO – Without knowing the mayor of San Diego personally, a local psychologist can only give her opinion, but believes Bob Filner is showing sociopathic characteristics. As Filner is expected to enter a behavioral facility for two weeks of treatment many San Diegans continue to call for his resignation. Still, the mayor refuses to resign. “Shame would’ve driven him to resign immediately,” said La Jolla psychologist Dr. Sage Breslin.“I certainly think his bravado indicates he doesn’t have empathy or compassion.” She focused on Filner’s apology and called it insincere. “He was smiling when...
  • New Democrat Hat Trick: Kissed by Filner, Sexted by Weiner, and Propositioned by Clinton

    07/31/2013 3:58:07 PM PDT · by xzins · 8 replies
    Bloggers and Personal | 31 Jul 13 | Xzins
    You might think that the greatest hat trick artist of all time was Wayne Gretsky. You'd be talking hockey, and you'd be right. A hat trick, as many know, is 3 goals or more during a single game. This applies, as well, I believe with soccer. In this short piece, however, we wish to discuss the neo-hat trick of the Democratic Party. A neo-hat trick is scored by any of the democrat's beautiful frauleins who can make a simple claim: kissed by Filner, sexted by Weiner, and propositioned by Clinton. (We must point out that we mean, Bill...) How instructive...
  • San Diego Considers Filner's Request for Legal Fees in Sexual Harassment Suit

    07/30/2013 10:24:26 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 11 replies
    Residents of San Diego appeared before the San Diego City Council on Tuesday evening to voice their opinions about Mayor Bob Filner's request that the city pay the legal fees for his defense against a sexual harassment suit filed against him by a female city employee. Filner's attorney has asked on his behalf that the city cover his legal costs, pursuant to California state law. One resident angrily called the idea "waste of money." Another, saying that Filner would likely face criminal prosecution, said nevertheless: "You have an absolute obligation to assist in his defense." City Attorney Jan Goldsmith took...
  • Filner: Taxpayers should pay my legal fees

    07/30/2013 9:52:09 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 9 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | 07/29/13 | Craig Gustafson
    Embattled Mayor Bob Filner is asking San Diego taxpayers to cover the legal fees he'll incur from a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former staff member.
  • Opinion: San Diego media failed to investigate Filner sooner

    07/29/2013 5:34:48 PM PDT · by BAW · 5 replies
    Scoop San Diego ^ | July 29 2013 | Doug Curlee
    Regardless of how the Bob Filner mess eventually ends—and it will end, somehow—there are questions that need to be asked and answered. They are questions that should have been asked long ago, and should have been asked by those whose job it is to ask such questions: us. Who are “us”? “Us” are the San Diego news media reporters, editors, producers and writers who pretty much knew who and what Bob Filner is and has been. Yes, I’m including myself in that group. I’ve covered Bob Filner off and on since he was elected to the San Diego Unified School...
  • San Diego Dem Chair: But We've Waited So Long for a Progressive Agenda (filthy Filner alert)

    07/28/2013 10:21:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Brietbart News ^ | July 28, 2013 | Elizabeth Sheld
    Francine Busby, Chair of that San Diego Democrat Party, told the New York Times that the party was giving Mayor Filner the "benefit of doubt" because they were so excited to have someone in office pushing a progressive agenda. "Democrats aren’t going to give him a pass, but may be willing to give him the benefit of the doubt because we’ve waited so long, nearly 20 years, for a mayor who could put forward a progressive agenda," she said. "But this doesn’t erase what he’s done," she said. "I don’t know if it’s enough at this point." (Translation: Close...
  • But in Topeka the flies are a-buzzin’

    07/26/2013 1:02:23 PM PDT · by John David Powell · 4 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | July 26, 2012 | John David Powell
    Someone awaking from a really long coma and forced to watch morning network and cable news shows might think the biggest story facing the civilized world today involves a wandering Weiner. The serial sexting of New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner is not the biggest story in the world, but it is the favorite of journalists working in New York, the ones who decide what makes the cut on network and cable news shows. Politics and political reporting often fall under the spell of the Beltway Mentality, defined as an affliction suffered by people working in Washington, D.C. who...
  • Filner, Mayor of San Diego (Zoo) confesses but will not resign.

    07/26/2013 12:32:33 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 36 replies
    Fox News | 7/26/2013 | self
    Filner confesses, apologizes, commits to treatment/therapy and plans to stay in office.
  • DNC leader urges Filner to resign (San Diego mayor)

    07/26/2013 11:19:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 26, 2013 12:34 PM EDT | Ken Thomas
    The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee is calling on San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to resign after four more women said they were targets of his sexual advances. Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz leads the DNC. She says the misconduct Filner has been accused of is “reprehensible and indefensible.” …
  • Finally: Pelosi Condemns 'Filthy Filner'

    07/26/2013 5:01:26 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    Brietbart News ^ | July 25, 2013 | Elizabeth Shield
    Today, finally, Rep. Nancy Pelosi issued a condemnation of San Diego Mayor Bob "Filthy" Filner along with NYC Mayoral candidate and former Congressman Anthony Weiner. "The conduct of some of these people that we’re talking about here is reprehensible," Pelosi, D-Calif., said of her former House Democratic colleagues. “It is so disrespectful of women, and what’s really stunning about it is they don’t even realize it. You know, they don’t have a clue."If they’re clueless, get a clue," she continued. "If they need therapy, do it in private." Previously Pelosi stated she didn't want to be identified as Filner's "former...
  • New sexual harassment claims against Mayor Bob Filner by 4 more women

    07/25/2013 7:11:15 PM PDT · by South40 · 12 replies
    The number of women coming forward now at 7 SAN DIEGO - Four more women openly accused San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment on Thursday, bringing the total number of women to seven. The women are prominent members of the community, and they gave an exclusive interview to 10News partner KBPS. "He's put me in what I guess now is the famous headlock," said businesswoman Patti Roscoe.
  • Democratic Party demands Filner resign

    07/25/2013 7:13:02 PM PDT · by South40 · 18 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 7/25/2013 | Michael Smolens
    Support for San Diego Mayor Bob Filner continued to crumble Thursday as the county Democratic Party demanded he resign amid growing accusations that he sexually harassed women. The party central committee’s call for him to step down comes just one week after the same panel deadlocked on whether to call for his resignation, in part, because at that point the allegations had come from anonymous women. Since then seven women have forward to publicly accuse the Democratic mayor of sexual harassment.
  • School official describes Filner's passes (3RD Filner Victim)

    07/24/2013 1:58:34 PM PDT · by South40 · 19 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 7/24/2013 | Karen Kucher
    A San Diego TV station is reporting that a third woman has come forward claiming she was sexually harassed by Mayor Bob Filner, who she said tried to kiss her in a restaurant four years ago. San Diego Unified School District psychologist Morgan Rose is the third woman to come forward in Bob Filner sexual harassment scandal. — Image: KPBS via YouTube Morgan Rose, a psychologist with the San Diego Unified School District, told KPBS: "He tried to move my face toward his to kiss me on the mouth, and now listening to the stories of the other victims, it...
  • Second woman makes Filner accusation

    07/23/2013 9:00:41 PM PDT · by South40 · 51 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | JULY 23, 2013 | Mark Walker
    A San Diego political consultant says San Diego Mayor Bob Filner patted her rear end and made crude comments about her at a fundraiser eight years ago while she was working for his congressional campaign.
  • Pelosi to reporter: Do not identify my former colleague as my former colleague!

    07/22/2013 1:29:35 PM PDT · by topher · 30 replies ^ | July 20, 2013 01:48 PM | Doug Powers
    Nancy Pelosi has been quiet about accusations against former House member and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. But at least the House Minority Leader is being helpful enough to give reporters instructions about how to explain her past working relationship with Filner: Don’t: Democrats who accused Republicans of being anti-women during last year’s campaign are strangely silent now that one of their own — San Diego Mayor Bob Filner — is accused of groping and sexually assaulting women. “Don’t identify him as my former colleague,” an agitated House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi reportedly said Thursday night when asked about the...
  • Allred appearing today with Filner accuser (accusing San Diego Dem Mayor of sex harassment)

    07/22/2013 10:20:24 AM PDT · by BAW · 10 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | July 22, 2013 | Trent Seibert
    Civil rights attorney Gloria Allred says she'll file a lawsuit for a city employee alleging sexual harassment by Mayor Bob Filner, according to a news release. A news conference will be held at 12:30 p.m. today at the Westin San Diego, 400 W. Broadway. "The client will reveal her identity and explain what she has suffered," according to the release. Allred, based in Los Angeles, is noted for taking high-profile and often controversial cases, and she has been particularly involved with cases involving the protection of women's rights. Mayor Bob Filner’s has been battling to stay in office amid sexual...
  • Recall effort for (San Diego RAT) Mayor Filner gets underway

    07/19/2013 7:54:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | 7/19/13 | Misha DiBono
    **SNIP** “He doesn’t have to be convicted, he doesn’t have to be indicted, there doesn’t have to be witnesses coming forward. It’s the standard defined by the public. The public says either we like him or we don’t – its that simple.” San Diego Democratic Party released a statement saying they were unable to reach a consensus and will not ask for the mayor’s resignation. Democratic Chairman Francine Busby strongly condemns sexual harassment, of which the mayor is accused, saying “we abhor the actions he is alleged to have taken 
against women.” Supporters of the recall must gather slightly more...
  • Mayor Bob Filner (Democrat) to be keynote speaker at… sexual assault victim benefit.

    07/17/2013 6:19:08 PM PDT · by BAW · 19 replies ^ | July 17, 2013 | Moe Lane
    10News has learned [San Diego] Mayor Bob Filner [Democrat] has agreed to be the keynote speaker at a benefit for sexual assault victims. A women veterans group tells 10News the mayor’s camp has just confirmed the appearance. Filner was originally scheduled to attend as an award recipient. The group has stripped him of the award. Instead, he is set to address the scandal now consuming City Hall. Said scandal being in two parts: •That Bob Filner still has not resigned after having multiple, credible accusations of sexual harassment made against him by numerous members of his own party*; •And that...