San Diego Mayor’s Invitation To Speak At Military Sexual Assault Event Is Revoked

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (D) was scheduled to deliver a keynote address at an event on sexual assault in the military. But, after three women came forward this week alleging the mayor had sexually harassed them in the past, the invitation was revoked Wednesday, according to Fox 5 San Diego.

“After much careful thought and consideration, my board and I have determined and decided that Mayor Bob Filner will be removed as guest speaker on the topic of military sexual assault, sexual harassment and violence against women and children,” National Women’s Veterans Association of America President Tara Jones told reporters.

Jones said Filner is still invited to attend the event, but he will no longer be allowed to speak. The lifetime achievement award he was expected to receive has also been reneged.

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