Timeline of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner scandal

AP News
Posted: Oct 15, 2013 8:10 PM

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

Nov. 6, 2012: Filner, a 10-term congressman, is elected mayor.

June 20, 2013: Filner communications director Irene McCormack Jackson confronts Filner at staff meeting about unwanted sexual advances.

July 8: Filner's fiancee, Bronwyn Ingram, says she ended engagement, later says the mayor sent sexually explicit messages to other women.

July 10: Donna Frye, a former city councilwoman and former Filner aide, calls for the mayor to resign.

July 11: Filner issues a public apology, saying he failed to respect women who work for him and intimidated them. He says he is seeking professional help and pleads with voters for patience.

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

July 22: McCormack files a sexual harassment lawsuit against Filner and the city. Filner rejects the allegations. Eventually, at least 17 women will publicly contend Filner made unwanted advances.

July 26: The head of the Democratic National Committee calls on Filner to resign.

July 26: Filner announces he will undergo two weeks of intensive behavioral therapy.

July 28: U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., calls on Filner to resign.

Aug. 2: Organizers behind dueling efforts to recall the mayor say they will join forces to gather petition signatures.

Aug. 12: Filner issues a formal response to the recall effort, touting city progress and making no mention of the harassment allegations.

Aug. 21: City Attorney Jan Goldsmith announces proposed agreement under which Filner resigns in exchange for having the city provide him with legal representation in civil matters.

Aug. 23: Filner resigns in defiant speech, effective Aug. 30, after City Council approves agreement.

Oct. 15: Filner pleads guilty to felony false imprisonment and two counts of misdemeanor battery involving three women.