Wednesday, February 21, 2018
News Roundup

Another woman tells of San Diego mayor harassment

SAN DIEGO — Embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner on Wednesday reached a tentative deal involving a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him and the city.

City Attorney Jan Goldsmith said a proposed resolution was reached and it will be presented to the City Council during closed session Friday. No details were released, and it was unclear whether a resignation was part of the deal.

Goldsmith said the proposal would be made public if approved by the council.

The resolution came after three days of mediation talks over the lawsuit filed by Filner's former communications director Irene McCormack Jackson.

The talks ended hours after a San Diego businesswoman became the latest woman to go public in accusing Filner of making unwanted sexual advances.

The 70-year-old former congressman has been besieged by similar allegations from at least 17 women.

A petition drive to recall Filner is in full swing, and calls from his own party urging him to step down were mounting, with the Democratic National Committee planning to vote on a resolution Friday.

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