NATIONAL CITY (CBS/AP) — A San Diego businesswoman stepped forward on Wednesday to say the leader of the nation’s eighth largest city had made unwanted sexual advances toward her, the latest woman to accuse Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment.
The 70-year-old former congressman has been besieged by allegations from at least 17 women, and whether he’ll be able to hang onto his job is in limbo.
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. The measure would formalize a plea to Filner to leave office and also would condemn anyone who creates a hostile workplace or sexually harasses women or men.
La Jolla businesswoman Dianne York, the latest accuser, said Filner placed his hand on her buttocks while she posed for a photo with him about three months ago.