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Scandal-Weary San Diego Gets a New Mayor

Republican Kevin Faulconer to take charge after Bob Filner scandal

(Newser) - More than five months after Bob Filner resigned as mayor, San Diego has chosen a new one: Republican Kevin Faulconer, a city councilman. Yesterday's special election saw a clear win for Faulconer, who beat fellow councilman David Alvarez 54.5% to 45.5%, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Faulconer... More »

Filner Sentenced to House Arrest

Ex-mayor gets 90 days confinement, three years probation, $1.5K in fines

(Newser) - Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner was sentenced to 90 days of home confinement, three years probation, and $1,500 in fines today, for unwanted sexual advances he admitted making toward three women, CNN reports. The former mayor pleaded guilty to the gropings and kissings—one of which qualified as... More »

Filner Pleads Guilty to False Imprisonment, Battery

Former San Diego mayor may have reached plea deal

(Newser) - Former San Diego mayor and alleged equal-opportunity-groper Bob Filner has not seen the end of his troubles yet. The AP reports he pleaded guilty today to charges of false imprisonment and battery "by violence, fraud, menace, and deceit," according to the official complaint, which, the AP notes, does... More »

Potential Filner Successor Also Faces Sexual Allegations

Former City Council president says he caught Carl DeMaio with his pants down

(Newser) - The sexual harassment allegations against soon-to-be-ex San Diego Mayor Bob Filner are pretty well documented now. But less well-known are those against his 2012 mayoral opponent, Carl DeMaio. When both men were serving on the San Diego City Council, the council's then-president Ben Hueso says DeMaio would often leave... More »

San Diego Mayor Resigns, Blames 'Lynch Mob'

Bob Filner will be officially gone on August 30

(Newser) - He's gone, or will be in a matter of days: San Diego Mayor Bob Filner will resign effective August 30, reports AP . The city council today accepted a deal that calls for Filner to step down after nearly 20 women came forward to accuse him of sexual harassment . The... More »

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 »

Great-Grandmother: I Was Also Harassed by SD Mayor

Peggy Shannon: Filner made suggestive comments to me

(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... More »

Local Hooters: We Won't Serve San Diego Mayor

San Diego locations bear sign letting Bob Filner know just that

(Newser) - In a move that might force you to give it some respect, Hooters has decided not to serve scandalized San Diego Mayor Bob Filner . The executive director of the San Diego Republican Party was the first to publicize the news, tweeting out a picture of a sign in one Hooters... More »

San Diego Mayor Leaves Rehab Early

Barbara Boxer urges Bob Filner to quit in open letter

(Newser) - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner promised to undergo two weeks of "intensive" therapy at a clinic after a spate of sex-harassment accusations , but he's ducked out after just a week, reports the Los Angeles Times . His lawyers say he'll continue therapy as an outpatient and remains on... More »

Scandal-Plagued San Diego Mayor Heads Off to Therapy

As 2 more women come forward

(Newser) - Scandalized San Diego Mayor Bob Filner will enter his promised two weeks of intensive therapy tomorrow, in an effort to "become a better person." But his accusers remain skeptical that two weeks is enough to address what he has described as a "failure to respect women,"... More »

Filner's Lawyer: San Diego Liable for Sex Harassment

City didn't provide beleaguered mayor with harassment training

(Newser) - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has been accused of putting female staffers in headlocks , patting their butts , and requesting that they work sans undies , among other things , and yet according to his lawyer, it's all San Diego's fault. "If there is any liability at all, the City... More »

As 8th Woman Comes Forward, San Diego Sues Mayor

City Council wants Bob Filner to pay back any legal fees

(Newser) - Yesterday, scandalized San Diego Mayor Bob Filner asked the City Council to cover his legal bills in the sex harassment lawsuit filed against him by a former aide. Not only did the council tell him "no way," it's also decided to file a lawsuit of its own... More »

Scandalized Mayor to City Council: Pay My Legal Bills

Bob Filner's attorney makes official request in San Diego

(Newser) - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has been accused of, among other things, telling a former aide she should come to work sans underwear; seven of the nine City Council members want him to resign. But he's not—he's fighting the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him ... and... More »

Lew: Do. Not. Mess. With. Debt Ceiling.

Treasury sec fires warning shot, says Obama won't negotiate with Congress in fall

(Newser) - Jack Lew has stern words for Republicans looking to pick a new fight this fall over raising the debt ceiling: Don't even think about it. "Congress can't let us default," the Treasury secretary said today, adding that the White House has been "crystal clear" that... 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 »

Ex-Staffer: San Diego Mayor Patted My Butt in Public

Bob Filner hit with another sexual harassment complaint

(Newser) - No, you're not experiencing a case of déjà vu . San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has been accused of sexual harassment again. Former campaign staffer Laura Fink says she was attending a fundraiser with the then-congressman back in 2005 when Filner patted her butt in front of a table... More »

Ex-Staffer: SD Mayor Wanted Me to Work Sans Panties

Irene McCormack Jackson files lawsuit against Bob Filner

(Newser) - The first woman has come forward to detail the alleged sexual harassment she says she suffered at the hands of San Diego mayor Bob Filner , whom she is suing, NBC San Diego reports. "The past six months turned out to be the worst time of my entire working life,... More »

Revealed: What San Diego's Mayor Is Accused Of

Bob Filner swears he's not guilty

(Newser) - If your female employees have named a headlock after you, odds are, you're a pretty bad boss. San Diego Mayor Bob Filner allegedly falls into that category, we learned yesterday, as attorney Marco Gonzalez finally detailed some of the sexual harassment allegations that he and other ex-Filner supporters have... More »

San Diego Mayor: 'I Need Help'

Bob Filner promises 'fundamental changes' following sexual harassment allegations

(Newser) - We're still not entirely sure what Bob Filner allegedly did to the anonymous women alleging sexual harassment against him, but it must have been bad. Filner released a statement last night apologizing profusely for his conduct. "I am embarrassed to admit that I have failed to fully respect... More »

Allies Accuse San Diego's Mayor of Sex Harassment

Former supporters call for him to resign

(Newser) - Some of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's top supporters are demanding he resign, over allegations of sexual harassment that are thus far vague. "As one who supported you for mayor and encouraged others to do the same, I cannot describe how anguishing it is to ask that you... More »

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