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Messages From The Mayor's Office

Mayor Bob Filner's office has kept relatively quiet throughout the sexual harassment scandal that's unfolded since mid-July. Here are the messages the press and public has received.

Aug. 12


Filner's Response To Recall

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Mayor Bob Filner's response to the recall effort.

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Filner Vows To Move Forward As Mayor In Recall Response

Mayor Bob Filner did not mention the sexual harassment allegations against him in his response to the recall effort.

Aug. 9

Filner's Chief Of Staff Says Mayor Started, Completed Therapy A Week Early

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's chief of staff confirmed to 10News that the mayor began his therapy a week early and has already completed the program.

Aug. 5

San Diego Mayor Starting Rehab; Accusers Count Now At 10

Today's the day San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who's now been accused by 10 women of sexual harassment, is to start two weeks of treatment at a behavior counseling clinic.

July 29

Filner's Lawyer Asking For City To Pay Lawsuit Fees

The City Council will take up the mayor's request to pick up the tab of his sexual harassment suit.

Filner's Attorney: City Failed To Provide Mayor With Sexual Harassment Training

In a letter first obtained by Voice of San Diego, the mayor's attorney asserts the city failed to provide sexual harassment training, but council staff say the training is available online.

July 26

Filner Announces He Will Enter Counseling Clinic; Says Nothing Of Resigning

After facing an onslaught of sexual harassment allegations and demands that he resign, Mayor Bob Filner today announced he would enter "a behavioral counseling clinic."

July 24


Mayor Appoints Lee Burdick As Chief Of Staff

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In a statement, Mayor Filner announces he has replaced Tony Buckles with Deputy Chief of Staff Lee Burdick.

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Filner's Chief Of Staff: City Running At 'Highest Level Of Integrity'

Burdick spoke Tuesday to the Rachel Maddow Show about a recently adopted rule that the mayor is no longer allowed to meet alone with women and whether Mayor Filner is able to govern the city in light of sexual harassment allegations.

July 15

Filner Announces Staff Changes, Appointments In Wake Of Allegations

The staff changes come less than a week after three key supporters publicly asked Filner to resign as mayor because of sexual harassment allegations that have come to light recently.


Filner's New Staff

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Filner added or replaced several members of his staff.

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July 12

Filner: 'A Fair, Independent Investigation Will Support My Innocence'

In a late Friday afternoon statement, the mayor said he believes an investigation will "support my innocence." Shortly after, Councilmember David Alvarez called on the mayor to resign and said he reported to the city information on sexual harassment allegations regarding Filner.

Filner Won't Resign; Apologizes, Says He Needs Help

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner apologizes, but says he will not resign over allegations that he sexually harassed numerous women.


Filner: Investigation Will Support My Innocence

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A statement from Mayor Bob Filner in response to sexual harassement allegations, in which he says an investigation will "support my innocence."

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The Initial Response, July 11