San Diego Mayor accused of sexual harassment


A prominent onetime supporter of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is calling for him to resign after less than a year in office amid allegations that he sexually harassed women.

KPBS-TV obtained a letter to Filner from former Councilwoman Donna Frye that says she recently received “credible evidence” that the mayor harassed more than one woman. The letter asks that the City Council schedule a special election to replace him.

Frye narrowly lost a write-in campaign for mayor in 2004 because some voters who wrote her name on the ballot failed to darken the adjoining ovals. The Democrat was a member of Filner’s staff until resigning this year.

Frye is scheduled to appear at a news conference Thursday. Filner’s office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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