Disgraced San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Leaves Office

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SAN DIEGO (KTLA) — Before disgraced San Diego Mayor Bob Filner left office Friday evening, Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred held a news conference declaring “Filner is finished.”

Since July, at least 19 women have gone public with accusations that Filner made unwanted sexual advances.


Mayor Filner at a recent news conference

Three of the women were represented by Allred.

Allred and her clients held a news conference Friday morning in San Diego to mark Filner’s last official day as mayor.

“This is a day for celebrations,” Allred said.

As she spoke, the famed attorney held up what she called “parting gifts” for Filner.

The gifts included a mirror “to remind him who’s to blame for his demise,” a greeting card and “a wallet sized laminated card” with a definition of sexual harassment on it.

Last week Filner, 70, announced he would resign effective 5 p.m. Aug. 30.

He left office without making a statement, and City Council President Todd Gloria temporarily took over the mayoral role, U-T San Diego reported. A special election was set for Nov. 19 for voters to chose Filner’s replacement.

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