Intern: Filner would ‘berate and belittle women’

Intern: Filner would ‘berate and belittle women’

fox5sandiego.com

[trib_ndn vid=24981983]An unpaid intern in the office of Mayor Bob Filner says he quit in protest after seeing the mayor repeatedly “berate and belittle women in the office.”

Christopher Baker, in a signed declaration given to KPBS, says that derogatory terms about women and “the physical contact is what I noticed most.”

The declaration mentions a woman who, after a press conference in La Jolla, asked for a picture with the mayor.Filner-web-2

The 70-year-old Democrat “started telling her that she was beautiful and asking about her relationship status. I noticed that he was very touchy, in a way that he never is with men.”

In the declaration, Baker says that he doubts other staff members will tell the truth about Filner “because people’s jobs are on the line.” He said he quit his job because “it compromised my moral compass too much to continue working in that environment. It’s not…

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