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Woman after woman has come forward, accusing San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of grabbing, groping, kissing, and literally drooling on them.
Four more women – a businesswoman, a retired Navy Rear Admiral, the head of the Ports Tenants Association, and a dean at San Diego State University – came forward Thursday, accusing Filner of sexual harassment, bringing the total to seven.
Filner apologized for his behavior, but did not resign Friday, saying instead that he will undergo two weeks of intensive therapy to address his behavior.
"This is not just about apologizing," said lawyer Gloria Allred, who is representing Irene McCormick Jackson, and filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Filner. "He has disgraced the city of San Diego. He needs to resign, and he needs to resign right now."
Allred filed the lawsuit on Monday and held a press conference with McCormick. She said she commends all the other women who have come forward since then.
Morgan Rose, who was the third woman to come forward accusing Filner of sexual harassment, said she also wants Filner to resign.
"To even see his face on television, or around the city, and bring up all that horrible feeling that we have when we see his face, it brings back all of our experience with him, and the dehumanizing way that he treated us," said Rose.
Ariel Castro agreed to a plea deal Friday morning involving over 900 charges he faced in connection with the kidnapping, rape and abuse of three Cleveland women.
In exchange for taking the death penalty off the table, the deal would send Castro to jail with a life sentence plus 1,000 years with no chance of parole.
Admitting his guilt to every charge read by the judge, Castro also said that he was abused as a child.
“You can throw in Spitzer and Weiner and Filner – oh my!” Republican strategist and National Review columnist Jim Geraghty said Friday on CNN’s “The Lead.”
Spitzer, Weiner and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner – all Democrats – are each seeking to overcome their own sex-related scandals. Spitzer pledges his is in the past; Weiner says the same, but has weathered a string of new revelations this week; and four new disclosures brought the number of women alleging sexual misbehaviour against Filner to seven.
(CNN) – Christine Quinn, New York's leading Democratic mayoral candidate says opponent Anthony Weiner has brought a circus on the city.
"All we've seen here with Congress member Weiner is really a pattern of reckless behavior, an immaturity and a real disconnect from the truth," said Quinn, who would not go so far as to call on Weiner to drop out of the race.