Woman Claims San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Kissed Her

Lisa Curtin is the 8th person to publicly detail her alleged experience with Mayor Bob Filner

On Monday afternoon an 8th alleged victim publicly came forward claiming Mayor Bob Filner sexually harassed her.

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Lisa Curtin, director of government and military education at San Diego City College, talked to KPBS about an incident involving Filner when he was congressman.

Filner and Curtin met for a business meeting in 2011 when she claims he made inappropriate comments toward her, and asked if her wedding band was real.

Curtin also said Filner tried to kiss her, and at one point received a “very wet, saliva-filled kiss including feeling his tongue on my cheek.”

She told KPBS that she did not tell authorities, saying she was scared. She has since reported the incident to the sheriff’s hotline.

“Filner made it very clear how powerful he thought he was,” Curtin told KPBS. “He discussed that in the meeting; The kind of authority he had, that he had been pulling strings all over San Diego for many years.”

Filner has been accused of harassing multiple women, and Curtin is the 8th alleged victim to publicly come forward to detail her experience.

The mayor has since apologized for his behavior and said he will be entering intensive behavioral treatment at a two-week program beginning Aug. 5.

Local Democratic leaders have called for Filner to resign, including some of his former allies.

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