Great-Grandmother: I Was Also Harassed by SD Mayor
Peggy Shannon: Filner made suggestive comments to me
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 15, 2013 7:10 PM CDT
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner speaks during a news conference at city hall Friday, July 26, 2013, in San Diego.    (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

(Newser) – With 14 women accusing San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment, could there be any more? Great-grandmother Peggy Shannon answered today in the affirmative, the Los Angeles Times reports. The part-time City Hall employee, aged 67, said Filner made suggestive comments to her, gave her an unwanted kiss, and held a finger to his lips so she would keep quiet when harassment claims first emerged. She made the allegations today at an emotional news conference beside super-attorney Gloria Allred.

"Do you think I could go eight hours straight?" was one of Filner's alleged remarks, said Shannon. "I was shocked he would say that to me," she added, her voice cracking. Shannon has filed a complaint asking for an apology from Filner, who is apparently taking "personal time" after ducking out of "intensive" therapy a week early. Allred put it this way: "He has placed a stain on City Hall and it's going to be very difficult to remove unless he resigns."

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NorCalHal
Aug 17, 2013 10:06 PM CDT
WHY isn't this guy behind bars?
KDickley
Aug 16, 2013 7:20 PM CDT
Typical scum sucking Democrat.
Holly Williams
Aug 16, 2013 5:41 PM CDT
I fail to see how this is "hilarious". It is ridiculous and very much so.