Mayor wants city to pay for legal expenses

Mayor wants city to pay for legal expenses

Bob FilnerSAN DIEGO – Mayor Bob Filner’s attorney is asking for the City of San Diego to represent the mayor in a case alleging him of sexual harassment towards a former employee.

San Diego City Council received a letter from Filner’s attorney Monday requesting the city to represent him and pay for legal expenses associated with a sexual harassment lawsuit, City Council President Todd Gloria announced Monday.

City Attorney Jan Goldsmith and City Council plan to discuss the letter and decide their next action Tuesday in a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. closed to the public.

Filner’s former communications director Irene McCormack filed a lawsuit a week ago claiming the mayor made several unwanted sexual advances and put her in a “Filner headlock.”

Since McCormack publically announced the lawsuit, six other woman have come forward with similar allegations.  Among the others to accuse the mayor of inappropriate conduct are retired Rear…

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