Filner’s Ex-Fiancee: Harassment ‘Has To Do With Power And Control’ (VIDEO)

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Bronwyn Ingram, the ex-fiancee of embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (D), told CBS News that she believes her former partner’s behavior had nothing to do with “sex or love” and everything to do with “power and control.”

Asked in an interview that aired Friday on “CBS This Morning” whether she saw Filner behave inappropriately towards other women while the pair was still engaged, Ingram said no. But she added it would be “hard to believe” the 18 women who have accused Filner of making inappropriate advances had fabricated their stories. 

“I don’t think it has anything to do with sex or love,” Ingram said. “I think it has to do with power and control, so of course, it feels awful, it feels horrible. Like any woman would feel if the person she thought she had an exclusive relationship with isn’t behaving the same way. It’s very hurtful.”  

Ingram announced that she had broken off the engagement soon after the allegations against Filner first became public. She had called for Filner’s resignation in a statement, writing that she “witnessed a severe deterioration in Bob’s ability to engage with anyone in a civil manner.”

Watch the interview below, courtesy of CBS News:

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