Another San Diego woman came forward Tuesday night to say that San Diego Mayor Bob Filner once gave her a “wet, saliva-filled kiss” on the cheek in a business meeting, making her the eighth woman to do so since allegations of the mayor’s unwanted advances toward women began to surface.
Lisa Curtin, the director of government and military education at San Diego City College, told San Diego’s KPBS News that Filner also examined her wedding band and asked if it was real during a 2011 meeting to discuss property around the city’s Naval Training Center.
“He then asked me if it could come off while I was in D.C. and if I would go out with him,” Curtin told KPBS. “I said I really didn’t think so. And at that point, he pulled my hand closer to him and he reached over to kiss me. I turned my head at that moment and on the side of my face, I got a very wet, saliva-filled kiss including feeling his tongue on my cheek.”
Last week, Filner announced that he would enter a behavorial counseling clinic for two weeks, but would not be resigning the mayor’s office.
Watch the interview below, courtesy of KPBS:
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