2nd alleged Filner victim comes forward
SAN DIEGO — A second woman came forward Tuesday to publicly accuse San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment in an interview with KPBS.
Laura Fink told KPBS that Filner patted her posterior and made a crude joke at a crowded fundraising event in 2005, when she was his deputy campaign manager. She now runs a nonprofit political consulting firm.
Fink told KPBS that she was escorting Filner to different tables at the fundraiser when someone praised her by saying “this girl has worked her ass off for you.”
According to Fink, the then-congressman told her to turn around.
“As a staffer, I know it sounds silly to say that you just do it, but you just do it,” Fink said.
After she turned, Filner “took his hands, patted my posterior, laughed, and said, ‘No, it’s still there!'” Fink said.
She said she was in shock for a moment…
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