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Resignation before therapy say city leaders

Resignation before therapy say city leaders

fox5sandiego.com

[trib_ndn vid=24977127]Reaction to Mayor Bob Filner’s announcement to seek therapy while remaining in office was immediate.  If the apology and admission were meant to illicit sympathy it seems to have had reverse effect.  City leaders responded almost immediately

issuing even stronger demands for the mayors resignation and those who had previously stayed quiet now joining the call for him to step down.

“If he wanted to demonstration that he is serious,” said Laura Fink, the second woman to come out and publicly make allegations of sexual harassment against Filner, “ he’s going to need to dedicate more than two weeks and be willing to sacrifice his power – which is what he’s abused over the years.”

“I thought it was a stunt,” said Council member Scott Sherman, “ it felt like a reality TV moment. Just a guy trying to cling to power any way he can.”

Sherman, holding nothing back…

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Filner accuser reacts to Mayor’s statement

Filner accuser reacts to Mayor’s statement

fox5sandiego.com

SAN DIEGO – One of the women who accused Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment is calling his latest statement “insulting.”

Filner announced Friday afternoon he will be taking two weeks leave to attend an “imorgan rosentensive therapy” program. In his statement he issued an apology “to the women I have offended.”

Morgan Rose, a school psychologist who said Filner harassed her when he was a Congressman, said his plan to stay in office is not surprising.

“In his statement today he was saying ‘I’m addicted. I’m staying in power and control, because that’s my addiction,’” she said.

Rose is one of seven women who have accused Filner of sexual harassment.

“He needs for the sake of his victims to leave office and personally to leave town,” said Rose.

She said she does not believe therapy will change his behavior.

“I don’t expect him to truly ever grasp the harm…

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