Timeline of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner scandal

AP News
Posted: Jul 26, 2013 4:10 PM

Key dates in the sexual harassment scandal of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner:

Nov. 6, 2012: Filner, a veteran congressman, is elected mayor. He is the first Democrat in 20 years to lead the nation's eighth-largest city.

Dec. 3, 2012: Filner takes office.

July 10, 2013: Former City Council member Donna Frye hands Filner a letter requesting his immediate resignation. Frye, a former member of the mayor's staff who resigned in April, says she has received "credible evidence" that Filner harassed more than one woman.

July 11: Filner, 70, issues a public apology, saying he "diminished" the office of mayor, failed to respect women who work for him and intimidated them. The mayor says he is seeking professional help and pleads with voters for patience.

July 15: Filner announces he won't resign, saying he doesn't believe he is guilty of sexual harassment and will be vindicated.

July 15: Donna Frye reads statements she says are from two women who allege that Filner tried to forcibly kiss them.

July 15: Filner's former fiance, Bronwyn Ingram, announces that she broke up with the mayor after he began texting sexually explicit messages to other women and setting up dates in her presence.

July 22: Irene McCormack, Filner's former communications director, files a sexual harassment lawsuit. Filner rejects the allegations.

July 23: In an KPBS interview, Laura Fink claims that Filner patted her buttocks at a campaign event when he was a congressman in 2005.

July 24: Morgan Rose, a psychologist for the San Diego Unified School District, tells KPBS that then-Congressman Filner repeatedly tried to kiss her during a 2009 meeting to discuss child welfare.

July 25: Four more women, including a retired Navy rear admiral and a dean at San Diego State University, call on Filner to resign, telling KPBS that he made unwanted sexual advances. That raises the number of public accusers to seven.

July 25: The San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee votes to ask Filner to resign from office.

July 26: Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, calls on Filner to resign.

July 26: Filner announces he will undergo two weeks of intensive therapy and return to work Aug. 19.