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Filner’s Saga Shows No Sign of Going Away

SAN DIEGO — At the news conference that launched the sexual harassment drama involving Mayor Bob Filner, a former supporter demanded that he resign, then added that the next chapter was up to Filner.


About 200 people in downtown San Diego on Saturday demonstrated for Mayor Bob Filner to be removed from office. (Credit: Don Bartletti, Los Angeles Times)

Five turbulent weeks later, the same is true.

The scandal shows no signs of letting up despite demands by all nine City Council members that Filner step down.

The 70-year-old Democrat has given no indication that he plans to quit — despite an avalanche of negative media coverage, numerous calls by political and business leaders that he resign and accusations by 16 women that he had made unwelcome sexual advances.

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