Irene McCormack Jackson wants $1.5 million from city for pain, suffering

Claims sexual harassment by Bob Filner

SAN DIEGO - Irene McCormack Jackson wants roughly $1.5 million for her suffering from sexual harassment by former mayor Bob Filner, according to court filings reviewed by Team 10 on Friday morning.

For emotional distress, pain and suffering, the amount requested is $950,000. The approximate cost of the treatment for emotional injuries cost $70,000, said the filing. Loss of earnings is $11,000 and the estimated future loss of earnings is estimated to be approximately $450,000, said court documents.

Attorney Gloria Allred represents McCormack Jackson and could not immediately be reached for comment.

McCormack Jackson was the former communications director in Filner's administration and was the first to publicly accuse the former mayor of sexual harassment.

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McCormack Jackson alleges Filner told her she should work without her panties on, that he wanted to see her naked and that he could not wait to consummate their relationship. Filner also allegedly demanded kisses from McCormack Jackson and put his arm around her and dragged her along in a headlock while making sexual remarks.

She still holds a position with the city.

Team 10 first reported Allred would ask for $1.5 million for her client on Aug. 23, just before Filner resigned.

As part of the resignation deal, City Attorney Jan Goldsmith will represent Filner.

A hearing is scheduled for January.

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