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San Diego council denies funds to embattled mayor

San Diego's City Council made it clear it wants the city to have no part in the legal dealings of Mayor Bob Filner, who is the subject of a sexual harassment lawsuit, allegations of unwanted advances and a chorus of calls to resign.Full story

San Diego sues its own mayor in sex harassment case

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The city of San Diego sued its own embattled mayor on Tuesday, seeking to recover from him any damages it might face in a lawsuit filed by his former press secretary, one of seven women to publicly accuse him of unwanted sexual advances. Full story

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

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  Eighth woman accuses Filner of sexual impropriety

Melissa Harris-Perry reviews the development of the scandal that has enveloped San Diego mayor, Bob Filner, with eight women accusing him of sexually inappropriate conduct.

  Bob Filner is taking a leave of absence – but it’s only temporary

Steve Kornacki tell what they think you should know this week: In light of sexual assault allegations against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, he’s not resigning from office – he’s taking a two week leave to go to intensive therapy; Julian Assange is running for office in Australia; and more.

  San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's sex scandal is worse than Anthony Weiner's

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

  Mayor of San Diego under more scrutiny following harassment accusations

Rachel Maddow reports on the latest sexual harassment accusation brought by a San Diego city employee against Mayor Bob Filner.

  Lurid accusations shock supporters of San Diego mayor

Trent Seibert, reporter for the San Diego Union Tribune, talks with Rachel Maddow about the accusations against previously popular San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of shockingly creepy sexual harassment of city employees.

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Photos of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith hang inside the City Council chambers at San Diego City Hall in San Diego, California July 30, 2013. The city of San Diego sued its embattled mayor on Tuesday, seeking to recover from him any damages it might face in a la

File photo of San Diego mayor Bob Filner speaking at a news conference in San Diego
File photo of San Diego mayor Bob Filner speaking at a news conference in San Diego

San Diego mayor Bob Filner speaks at a news conference in San Diego, California in this July 26, 2013 file photo. The San Diego City Council has authorized the city attorney to file legal action against Filner to shield public funds from any potential payout in a sexual harassment lawsuit against Fi

San Diego mayor Bob Filner speaks at a news conference in San Diego
San Diego mayor Bob Filner speaks at a news conference in San Diego

San Diego mayor Bob Filner speaks at a news conference in San Diego, California July 26, 2013. Filner apologized on Friday for his conduct towards women and what he called his "failure to respect" them, and said he would take a two-week leave for therapy rather than resign. REUTERS/Fred Greaves (UN

San Diego mayor Bob Filner looks down at the podium while speaking at a news conference in San Diego
San Diego mayor Bob Filner looks down at the podium while speaking at a news conference in San Diego

San Diego mayor Bob Filner looks down at the podium while speaking at a news conference in San Diego, California July 26, 2013. Filner apologized on Friday for his conduct towards women and what he called his "failure to respect" them, and said he would take a two-week leave for therapy rather than