Filner’s former fiancee explains breakup

Filner’s former fiancee explains breakup

Bronwyn Ingram and Bob FilnerSAN DIEGO — San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s former fiancee said she recently broke off their engagement because he was verbally abusive toward her and blatantly sent sexually explicit text messages to other women, it was reported Monday.

Bronwyn Ingram, 48, also believes the 70-year-old mayor, who was elected in November, should resign, according to a statement Ingram provided to KPBS.

In the statement, Ingram said Filner’s ability to lead has been impaired by numerous recent controversies, most notably allegations that he sexually harassed women who work for and with him.

However, Ingram conceded that she has no direct knowledge of the sexual harassment allegations recently lobbied against Filner by three of his former political allies: former City Councilwoman Donna Frye and lawyers, Marco Gonzalez and Cory Briggs.

“While I had heard rumors that he was engaging in sexual relationships with other women, I was never able to determine their…

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