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San Diego Mayor Will Resign: Reports

Bob Filner is expected to be out tomorrow

(Newser) - It looks like San Diego Mayor Bob Filner will be out of a job as soon as tomorrow, reports the Union-Tribune . After three days of closed-door negotiations, Filner last night reached a tentative settlement over the many , many , many sexual harassment allegations against him. The city council will formally consider... More »

San Diego Mayor: I'll Go to Rehab, Won't Resign

Bob Filner going to a clinic for 2 weeks over sex harassment complaints

(Newser) - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner admitted today that he's a longtime lech who routinely disrespects women , but he's still not resigning. Instead, he thinks two weeks of therapy should do the trick. At a news conference, Filner said he will go to a "behavior counseling clinic" next... More »

Oxford American Founder Out Amid Sex Harass Claims

Marc Smirnoff's defense: I'm like Ricky Gervais

(Newser) - The founder of the Southern literary mainstay the Oxford American has been unceremoniously dumped amid claims of frequent sexual harassment. Marc Smirnoff, who founded the magazine in 1992 and edited it until his ouster, was driven out by its board of directors after pushing a 19-year-old intern to ride home... More »

NC Democratic Party in Sex Harassment Scandal

Executive Director Jay Parmley resigns

(Newser) - North Carolina's Democratic Party is in turmoil after allegations of sexual harassment and a cover-up, the News & Observer reports. Executive Director Jay Parmley has resigned amid calls for both him and Party Chairman David Parker to step down. "Even though I have not done anything wrong, it... More »

Paula Deen, Brother Sued for Sex Harassment

Former restaurant manager says Bubba Hiers made job intolerable

(Newser) - One might not associate Paula Deen with skeletons, but they appear to be tumbling out of her closet of late: Not only has the folksy, butter-slinging chef had to go public with her type 2 diabetes , but now she and her brother are facing a sexual harassment lawsuit, reports TMZ... More »

7-Year-Old Accused of Sex Harassment After Groin Kick

Mother says son was just defending himself from bully

(Newser) - A 7-year-old boy in Boston has been accused of sexual harassment, but his mother says he was just defending himself from a bully, reports the Boston Globe . The boy's mother says the incident happened on the school bus last month, when a bully choked her son, Mark, and stole... More »

Ann Coulter: Cain Is Being 'Lynched'

And Rush Limbaugh calls it a 'racist hit job'

(Newser) - Right-wing pundit Ann Coulter is calling revelations of sex harassment accusations against Herman Cain "another high-tech lynching"—echoing the wording used by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas during the Anita Hill scandal. Coulter slammed the allegations as a plant from "terrified" liberals, calling Cain a "strong,... More »

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