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Filner Sentenced to Home Confinement in Sexual Harassment Case

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who resigned amid sexual harassment accusations, was sentenced on Monday to three months of home confinement and three years’ probation for acts against three women.

Filner, 71, pleaded guilty to the charges against him in October in exchange for a plea bargain that would keep him out of jail.

State Superior Court Judge Robert Trentacosta also ordered Filner not to seek nor hold public office during his probation. Filner, who had served 10 terms in Congress before becoming mayor, also was fined $1,500.

In a statement before the sentencing, Filner apologized to his family, his staff and his supporters, and to “the women I have hurt and offended.”

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to Get Therapy for Sexual Misconduct

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner announced he will undergo therapy amid calls for his resignation over allegations of sexual misconduct.

In a brief statement to reporters Friday, Filner said he would be entering a treatment facility on Aug. 5 for two weeks of intensive therapy.

In his statement, Filner said his actions were “inexcusable” and issued public apologies to the women involved, the people of San Diego and members of his staff. He said treatment would continue even after he returned to work on Aug. 19.

“I must become a better person,” Filner said.

The mayor, who is Jewish, has been the target of mounting accusations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward women, including inappropriate touching.

Irene McCormack Jackson, Filner’s former director of communications, filed a lawsuit against the mayor last week alleging he had frequently put her in a headlock, made sexual comments and once said she should work without her panties on. On Thursday, four more women made accusations that Filner had touched them inappropriately.

Filner has so far rebuffed calls for his resignation, including most recently from Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida congresswoman and chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, who said she was “personally offended by his actions.”

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/jewish-news/san-diego-mayor-bob-filner-to-get-therapy-for-sexual-misconduct/2013/07/28/

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