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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.

The Lawsuit


McCormack Jackson's Complaint

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

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Former Communications Director Sues Filner For Harassment

Irene McCormack Jackson, former communications director for San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, sues mayor for sexual harassment.

Women Who Have Come Forward

CNN: San Diego Businesswoman Says Mayor Filner Touched Her Inappropriately

According to CNN, another woman has come forward with claims Mayor Bob Filner inappropriately touched her.

City Employee Levels New Allegations Against Filner

Another woman comes forward: Peggy Shannon, 67, said the mayor kissed her, made lewd comments and repeatedly asked for dates.

Nurse Wanting Help For Marine Says Filner Made Unwanted Sexual Advances

Another woman, a nurse named Michelle Tyler, says Mayor Bob Filner made unwanted sexual advances toward her while she was trying to get help for a Marine.

8th Woman Accuses Filner Of Unwanted Sexual Advances

San Diego City College administrator Lisa Curtin said San Diego Mayor Bob Filner cornered her in private after a meeting in 2011 and tried to kiss her.

Four More Women Accuse Filner

Four prominent San Diego women came forth today accusing Mayor Bob Filner of unwanted sexual advances.

Third Woman Comes Forward In Filner Harassment Scandal

A third woman goes public with allegations of sexual harassment against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner in an exclusive interview with KPBS.

Filner Harassment Scandal Grows As Second Woman Comes Forward

A second woman goes public with allegations of sexual harassment against Mayor Bob Filner in an exclusive interview with KPBS.


Laura Fink's Email to Filner

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

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Second-Hand Sources

Former Filner Intern: Mayor's Staff Witnessed Alleged Harassment

A 23-year-old San Diego man who served as a communications intern in the mayor's office earlier this year claims that he witnessed Mayor Bob Filner sexually harass women.

Political Watchers Say The Silence Of Insiders Enabled Filner

Most San Diegans can’t decide what they find more jolting about the sexual harassment scandal surrounding Mayor Bob Filner: the unsavory allegations; or the silence of those who knew.

Anonymous Allegations

Woman No. 1

A 72-year-old woman is reported in a sworn affidavit that San Diego Mayor Bob Filner grabbed her and kissed her when she met with him to discuss a downtown financial concern earlier this year.

Woman No. 2

A campaign volunteer alleges that Filner grabbed, groped and kissed her during a one-on-one meeting she expected to be a place where she could help steer city policy.

Woman No. 3

A woman who lobbied then-Congressman Bob Filner says she was touched inappropriately by Filner while posing for photos. She says the touching became increasingly inappropriate as time went on.


Anonymous Women Warned San Diego Of Possible Harassment

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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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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.

The First Set Of Stories

Former supporters of Filner, Donna Frye, Cory Briggs and Marco Gonzalez, held a press conference Monday, July 15. Frye read stories of two alleged victims and details several women shared about their interactions with the mayor.


Cory Briggs's Letter

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A letter from attorney Cory Briggs asking Mayor Bob Filner to resign.

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Donna Frye's Letter

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A letter from former City Councilwoman Donna Frye calling for Mayor Bob Filner to resign.

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Marco Gonzalez's Letter

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A letter from Coast Law Group cofounder Marco Gonzalez asking Mayor Bob Filner to resign.

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