Taxpayers to cover Mayor Bob Filner's legal fees in exchange for resignation, sources say
Last Updated: 109 days ago
SAN DIEGO - Embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has reportedly agreed to resign, in exchange for the city covering at least a portion of his legal fees and any damages he may be ordered to pay.
Filner had been in mediation with city officials for much of this week after 18 women publicly accused him of sexual harassment. The city announced that a deal was reached Wednesday, but no specifics were released. Anonymous sources shared details of a proposed deal struck between the mayor and the city to the Los Angeles Times on Thursday night.
According to the Times report, it's estimated the deal will cost the city several hundred thousand dollars. The San Diego City Council will vote on the proposal in a closed session Friday.
In addition to the slew of public allegations, Filner is also facing a harassment lawsuit from one of his former employees, Irene McCormack Jackson. She's being represented by famed attorney Gloria Allred.
On Thursday, Allred called on the city council to reject any deal with Filner that would involve covering his legal fees or giving him a payout, saying it would be "morally wrong."
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