Great-Grandmother Latest to Accuse Bob Filner of Sexual Harassment
A 67-year-old great-grandmother is the latest person to accuse San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment. During a press conference Thursday afternoon, Peggy Shannon, who works part time at San Diego's City Hall, said Filner once asked her “if she could go for eight hours straight.”
Shannon also claims that Filner once grabbed and kissed her. "I knew he was engaged and I felt very shocked," she said. "On the day that Mayor Filner grabbed me and kissed me, I went home and cried."
Gloria Allred, Shannon's attorney, told reporters that in yet another incident Filner allegedly approached Shannon and asked, “Do you think you could go eight hours straight?”
Shannon is the 16th woman to accuse Filner of sexual harassment. Efforts to recall Filner have been plagued by problems, though they may soon be unnecessary; Thursday afternoon, Nancy Pelosi, with whom Filner worked for two decades in congress, joined the many others calling for his resignation.
Mayor Filner is out of rehab, he should be out of the Mayor’s Office — should not subject San Diegans to pain & expense of a recall.— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) August 15, 2013
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