Filner Guilty of 3 Criminal Charges in Sex Scandal

City Attorney's Office: No Claims Filed Against Filner

The San Diego City Attorney's office confirmed Friday no official claim has been filed involving allegations of sexual harassment in the mayor's office

By R. Stickney
|  Friday, Jul 12, 2013  |  Updated 12:19 PM PDT
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Filner at a February 2013 event in Balboa Park.

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The San Diego City Attorney's office confirmed Friday no official claim has been filed involving allegations of sexual harassment in the mayor's office.

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The allegations involve "numerous" women who were subjected to “unfortunate and reprehensible circumstances” according to environmental attorney Marco Gonzalez.

He and fellow longtime Filner supporters Donna Frye and Cory Briggs came forward publicly and demanded Filner's resignation as a result of what they called "credible evidence" brought to their attention.

Mayor Bob Filner admitted he has disrespected women that have worked for him and may have "at times intimidated them" in a videotaped statement he released to the media late Thursday.

The following day, staff at the City Attorney's Office - who refused to respond to previous requests from NBC 7 Investigates regarding this issue and several others involving Filner - issued a written statement saying, "Our office has not received any specific information or claim or even the name of any claimant."

The statement also outlined the city's policies regarding sexual harassment and said it would investigate any claim made against an employee. Read City Attorney's Statement

Gonzalez, Frye and Briggs still want Filner to resign from office despite his public apology.

In a statement posted via Twitter Friday, Gonzalez said their request has not been rescinded: "Frye, Gonzalez, and Briggs stand by original demand, video notwithstanding. Additional information to be provided next week."

Mayor Filner released a statement on Thursday afternoon apologizing to city residents.

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"I begin today by apologizing to you. I have diminished the office to which you elected me. I have reached into my heart and soul and realize I must and will change my behavior," he said in the DVD.

 

 

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