SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Embattled San Diego Mayor Bob 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.
The 70-year-old Democrat and former congressman said he would enter a counseling clinic on August 5 to undergo "intensive therapy" following public allegations during the past week by seven women who have accused him of sexual harassment.
(Reporting by Marty Graham; Writing by Steve Gorman; Editing by Dina Kyriakidou)
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