Week Six: Filner Resigns

A look at the sexual harassment allegations leveled at Mayor Filner this past week.

Filner Supporters Provide Details, Not Identities

Former allies read descriptions from women who have worked with or for the mayor, but did not provide their names. Read the play by play on Twitter:

Councilman Mark Kersey

"We have a responsibility to ensure that no city worker remains silent out of fear. Although everyone is entitled to legal due process, it would be in the best interest of the City and our employees if the Mayor stepped aside"

Mayor Filner's fiancee calls off engagement

San Diego City Beat: Bronwyn Ingram sent out an email announcing she'd broken off her engagement to Mayor Bob Filner.

Three Supporters Ask Filner To Resign

KPBS: Former Councilwoman Donna Frye, who was a member of Filner’s staff until she resigned in April, and attorneys Marco Gonzalez and Cory Briggs, each hand-delivered letters to Filner requesting his immediate resignation

Filner Releases Statement

In a DVD statement, Mayor Bob Filner apologizes, but says he will not resign over allegations that he sexually harassed numerous women.

Three hold conference; Decline to name victims

U-T: The former councilmember said it was not easy for her to ask for Mayor Bob Filner to step down but she felt she had to after hearing first-hand “credible evidence” of harassing behavior. The trio declined to name the victims or describe the alleged behavior.

What Motivates Someone To Sexually Harass Others?

KPBS: “In most cases the sexual harasser is someone who’s got impulse control problems, there’s immaturity and some unmet intimacy needs from long ago"

'Til Wednesday, Mayor Didn’t Fully Respect Women

Scott Lewis: What does not 'fully' respecting women even mean? The mayor's apology leaves more questions than it answers.

I Warned Democratic Party Two Years Ago

Voice of San Diego: Former Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña said that in summer 2011 six prominent women in local politics, business and education told her that Filner had physically or verbally harassed them.

Chief Of Staff, Vince Hall Resigns via Twitter

"As a lifelong activist for women’s rights and equality, I feel I must resign effective today."

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