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The Filner Files

From the allegations to his house arrest, a comprehensive guide to the sexual harassment claims led to the resignation of San Diego's former Mayor Bob Filner.
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How It All Began
'The Monster Within'
The Allegations

The Allegations

More than a dozen women have come forward with allegations that Mayor Bob Filner sexually harassed them. Despite only one of them filing a lawsuit, the din of calls for the mayor's resignation grows louder with each story that's made public

McCormack Jackson's Complaint:

The PDF complaint filed by Irene McCormack Jackson against the city of San Diego and Mayor Bob Filner:

McCormack Jackson's Complaint
The complaint filed by Irene McCormack Jackson against the city of San Diego and Mayor Bob Filner.
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Women Who Have Come Forward

The 2005 email Laura Fink sent to her then-boss, Congressman Bob Filner, documenting the incident:

Laura Fink's Email to Filner
The 2005 email Laura Fink sent to her then boss, Congressman Bob Filner, documenting the incident.
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Second-Hand Sources

Anonymous Women


Two women wrote to San Diego media outlets soon after Filner's election as mayor that "more than one of us transferred out of his 'territory' to avoid his 'advances."

They added that "because we choose to remain anonymous, this letter may just be tossed into the round file. We'll take that risk...".

"If the measure of a man or woman matters for San Diego's mayor, the best we can hope for is that this letter prompts some investigation. If not, warn the women and good luck San Diego."

The letter was not released publicly until recent allegations came to light.


Two former employees of Filner wrote and sent an anonymous letter to various news outlets, including KPBS, warning San Diego about sexual harassment they say they witnessed:

Anonymous Women Warned San Diego Of Possible Harassment
Two former employees of Filner wrote and sent an anonymous letter to various news outlets, including KPBS, warning San Diego about sexual harassment they say they witnessed.
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Press Conference

Calls To Resign
Calls For Filner To Step Down
Filner Resigns

Filner's Resignation

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's Resignation Speech

Messages From The Mayor's Office
Media Coverage
Coverage of the Case
Documents

More Documents

Cory Briggs's Letter
A letter from attorney Cory Briggs asking Mayor Bob Filner to resign.
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Donna Frye's Letter
A letter from former City Councilwoman Donna Frye calling for Mayor Bob Filner to resign.
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Marco Gonzalez's Letter
A letter from Coast Law Group cofounder Marco Gonzalez asking Mayor Bob Filner to resign.
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Kevin Faulconer's Statement
Councilman Kevin Faulconer asks Mayor Filner to resign.
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Lorie Zapf's Statement
Councilwoman Lorie Zapf responds to accusations against Filner.
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Todd Gloria's Statement
Council President Todd Gloria's statement regarding accusations against Filner.
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David Alvarez's Statement
Councilman David Alvarez on accusations against Filner.
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Sherman to Filner
Councilman Scott Sherman asks Filner to "end this sad chapter in our city's history and stop embarrassing San Diego on a national level."
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Mark Kersey's Statement
Councilman Mark Kersey responds to accusations against Filner.
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Toni Atkins' Statement
Toni Atkins calls on Mayor Bob Filner to resign.
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Susan Davis Requests Filner's Resignation
Rep. Susan Davis joins the ever-growing group of people calling on Filner to resign.
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Scott Peters's Statement
Congressman Scott Peters's statement asking Filner to resign.
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LCVSD Requests Filner's Resignation
The Board of the League of Conservation Voters asks Filner to resign from his post as mayor.
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NOW Requests Filner's Resignation
The local chapter of the National Organization for Women's Political Action Committee demands Filner's resignation.
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Filner's Response To Recall
Mayor Bob Filner's response to the recall effort.
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Mayor Appoints Lee Burdick As Chief Of Staff
In a statement, Mayor Filner announces he has replaced Tony Buckles with Deputy Chief of Staff Lee Burdick.
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Filner's New Staff
Filner added or replaced several members of his staff.
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Filner: Investigation Will Support My Innocence
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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