Great-Grandmother Employed By City To Accuse Filner Of Sexual Harassment


A great-grandmother employed by the city will come forward and accuse San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (D) of sexual harassment in a news conference with attorney Gloria Allred on Thursday, KGTV reported.

A news release said the woman was the “victim of continuous inappropriate sexual advances by the Mayor while trying to do her job at City Hall,” according to KGTV.

The release also stated that the woman would give a news conference at 1:00 p.m. PST in San Diego alongside Allred, who was representing the senior citizen and several other accusers.

An attorney became the fifteenth woman to came forward Thursday morning to accuse Filner of making an “inappropriate movement” on her body. The city employee would then be the sixteenth woman to level allegations of sexual harassment against the mayor.


Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at