Sources: Mayor Bob Filner’s Attorneys In Mediation That Includes Possible Resignation
Monday, August 19, 2013
Two inside, anonymous sources told Team 10 Mayor Bob Filner's attorneys were in a mediation session Monday morning with City Attorney Jan Goldsmith and LA-based attorney Gloria Allred.
All of the accusations, statements and apologies from the key players in the developing story about allegations of sexual harassment in Mayor Bob Filner's office and calls from former mayoral supporters for his resignation.
One of Team 10's sources said the meeting was scheduled for late morning, with no set end time.
Another source said a retired federal judge is presiding over the mediation, which was designed to include a review of a potential resignation by Filner.
The meeting was at an undisclosed location, but Team 10 discovered Filner entered 101 West Broadway Monday morning. It was not clear if that was where the mediation was to be held.
Some federal offices are in 101 West Broadway, including the U.S. Attorneys office, but the exact location of the mediation could not be determined.
City councilmen Kevin Faulconer and Todd Gloria also were believed to be in the building, and it was not clear if they were involved in the mediation.
The mayor has refused to resign as a recall effort to oust him from office got underway on Sunday. The mayor also has denied mounting allegations of sexual harassment by numerous women, including city workers, former military rape victims and other prominent women in the San Diego community.
Mayor Filner's supporters were scheduled to hold a rally at noon outside City Hall, as former mayoral candidate and current congressional candidate Carl DeMaio was scheduled to make an announcement about the recall effort at 11:30 a.m.