Washington, Aug 24: San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has agreed to resign after six weeks of heated controversy over the sexual harassment charges against him.
According to CBS News, as many as 18 different women have publicly accused the mayor of groping, forcible kisses, and unwanted touching.
The San Diego City Council on Friday voted 7-0 to accept Filner’s resignation as part of a deal his lawyers made with the city attorney over a sexual harassment case against him, the report said.
After Filner last month refused to resign, instead opting to spend two weeks at a behavioral counseling clinic, the public pressure against the mayor intensified, the report added. (ANI)