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Mayor Bob Filner of San Diego on July 26, 2013 in San Diego, California.
San Diego’s scandal-plagued mayor entered a second day of negotiations on Tuesday concerning sexual harassment accusations brought against him, while calls for his resignation mounted.
When Mayor Bob Filner entered rehabilitation therapy in July — after multiple women came forward accusing him of forceful kissing, suggestive comments and other inappropriate behavior — he said he would be back on the job on Aug. 19, according to NBC San Diego.
Yet the embattled mayor has not been spotted in City Hall as he has spent the last two days in mediation regarding the first sex-harass suit filed against him by his former communications director Irene McCormack Jackson.
City Council President Todd Gloria, Councilman Kevin Faulconer and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith were part of the mediation and retired federal Judge Lawrence Irving is administering the talks, NBC San Diego reported.
“We want a good result,” Gloria told the Associated Press as he went into the meeting. He didn't expand, citing requests from Irving.
Meanwhile, a Democratic National Committee official told NBC News on Tuesday that committee leaders plan to make a request for Filner to resign when they meet later in the week.
But Filner has not yet been swayed by pleas from his constituents or appeals from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi earlier this month, and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz in July.
And women’s rights lawyers, including McCormack’s lawyer, Gloria Allred, and frustrated San Diego residents continue to circulate petitions as part of their Recall Bob Filner Now! effort.
NBC News' Michael O'Brien contributed to this report
First published August 20 2013, 4:14 PM