Nightly News   |  August 23, 2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner resigns, breaks his silence

The San Diego city council has voted to accept Mayor Bob Filner’s resignation by a 7-0 vote in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal involving at least 18 women. After the vote Filner broke his silence, apologizing to anyone he offended, including his ex-fiancé. But he also called the process “removal of mayor by rumor and innuendo.” His resignation will become effective Aug. 30. NBC’s Joe Fryer reports.

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>>> tonight there is late word from san diego where embattled mayor filner , facing allegations of sexual harassment from 18 women has resigned. joe, good evening.

>> the san diego city council voted to accept filner 's resignation by a 7-0 note vote an it is effective august 30th , which is a week from today. after the vote, filner did break his silence. he apologized to anyone he offended, to the city and his ex fiance and said he never sexually harassed anyone and called it removal of mayor by rumor an innuendo. the city met behind closed doors this afternoon after a public hearing. opinions on all sides of the issue but in the end they voted 7-0 to accept the resignation. a special election will be held in the next 90 days to name san diego 's

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