Mayor Filner's Apology Not Enough: Former Allies

Despite the mayor's apology and admission, three high-profile former allies say they still want him to step down

The three former allies of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner say they still want him to resign from office as a result of allegations of sexual harassment, despite his public apology.

Special Section: Mayor Under Fire

In a statement posted via Twitter Friday, San Diego environmental attorney Marco Gonzalez said the call for Filner's resignation has not been rescinded.

Gonzalez appeared Thursday alongside former City Councilmember Donna Frye and attorney Cory Briggs and explained their recent pleas to Filner to step down from the mayor's seat.

"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, hours after he was accused of sexually harassing numerous female employees.

" Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";} 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.

Read Mayor's Full Statement Here

Filner was responding to an early news conference held by Frye, Gonzalez and Briggs in which they claimed “numerous” female employees of the mayor were subjected to “unfortunate and reprehensible circumstances.”

Gonzalez has said he will not reveal victim identities or details of the alleged behavior.

(function() { function async_load_poll(){ var exscript_poll_script = document.createElement("script"), head = document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]; exscript_poll_script.type = "text/javascript"; exscript_poll_script.src = ""; head.appendChild(exscript_poll_script); } if (window.attachEvent){ window.attachEvent("onload", async_load_poll); } else { window.addEventListener("load", async_load_poll, false); }})();
Contact Us