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San Diego council votes to sue mayor accused of sexual harassment

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The San Diego City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to sue Mayor Bob Filner to shield the city from liability in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against the mayor by his former press secretary.Full story

San Diego mayor Filner seeks therapy, won’t quit as accusations pile up

The 70-year-old Democrat is refusing to call it quits even after four additional women have stepped forward to accuse Filner of sexual harassment - and even as his own party says it’s time for him to resign. Full story

How long can San Diego’s mayor hold on?

  After multiple sexual harassment allegations against him, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has decided to seek treatment rather than resign. Politico National Reporter James Hohmann joins The Cycle hosts to discuss Filner’s future and other possible ways that he could leave office.

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Chris Hayes speaks with San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria about the accusations of sexual harassment against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.

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MSNBC contributor Goldie Taylor, Service Women’s Action Network’s Anu Bhagwati,  Former president of NOW Patricia Ireland, and Protect Our Defenders’ Jessica Hinves join Up’s Steve Kornacki to discuss sexual assault in the military.

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Lawyer Briggs speaks to the media in front of former Councilwoman Frye and lawyer Gonzalezas as the three hold a news conference in San Diego
Lawyer Briggs speaks to the media in front of former Councilwoman Frye and lawyer Gonzalezas as the three hold a news conference in San Diego

Lawyer Cory Briggs speaks to the media in front of former Councilwoman Donna Frye and lawyer Marco Gonzalezas as the three hold a news conference after sending letters to San Diego Mayor Bob Filner demanding he resign over alleged sexual harassment of femaleemployees, in San Diego July 11, 2013.

Former San Diego Councilwoman Frye speaks in front of lawyer Gonzalez at a news conference in San Diego
Former San Diego Councilwoman Frye speaks in front of lawyer Gonzalez at a news conference in San Diego

Former San Diego Councilwoman Donna Frye speaks in front of lawyer Marco Gonzalez at a news conference regarding her letter to San Diego Mayor Bob Filner demanding he resign over alleged sexual harassment of female employees in San Diego, July 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: P

Former Councilwoman Donna Frye speaks at  a news conference in San Diego
Former Councilwoman Donna Frye speaks at a news conference in San Diego

Former San Diego Councilwoman Donna Frye speaks at a news conference regarding her letter to San Diego Mayor Bob Filner demanding he resign over alleged sexual harassment of female employees in San Diego, July 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)