Four San Diego Women Say Bob Filner Made Unwanted Sexual Advances (VIDEO)

Four San Diego women came forward Thursday to accuse San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of uncomfortable sexual advances, bring the total of accusers to seven.

In an interview with San Diego’s KPBS News, the president of the city’s Port Tenants Association, a former Navy rear-admiral, a prominent area businesswoman, and a San Diego State University dean described their experiences with Filner.

Veronica “Ronne” Froman, the retired rear-admiral, told KPBS that Filner ran his finger up her cheek before asking “Do you have a man in your life?” 

“I was really rattled, I got in the car with the two guys I was working with and I told them never to leave me alone in a room with Bob Filner again,” she added. 

Patti Roscoe, the businesswoman, told KPBS that she broke her silence because she thinks it’s “not good enough” to brush off the alleged incidents as Filner being “just Bob.” 

“Bob Filner is the leader of our city,” she said. “He’s in a position now where he can’t be in a meeting with a female staffer, and there are young women working for him, young women who work in organizations that perhaps he has power over. To think that my silence, our silence, is affecting those young women is devastating.”

Watch the full interview below, courtesy of KPBS: 

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