San Diego attorney Marco Gonzalez said in a Monday press conference that Mayor Bob Filner told a female staffer his women employees would do better “if they worked without their panties on,” the Los Angeles Times reported.
Gonzalez added that women who work for Filner call him a “dirty old man” and describe his advances as “the Filner headlock” and “the Filner dance,” according to the Times.
Gonzalez’s accusations came just hours after Filner reiterated his innocence and confirmed he would not resign.
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