Council: San Diego mayor must pay own legal fees

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Associated Press

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 31 at 12:03 AM

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego City Council has voted unanimously to deny a request to cover legal expenses in a sexual harassment suit against embattled Mayor Bob Filner.

The City Council voted 9-0 on Tuesday night to deny the funds to Filner for a lawsuit filed by his former communications director Irene McCormack Jackson, one of eight women who have come forward recently with allegations of unwanted sexual advances from Filner.

Earlier in the day, the council made a similar move, voting 9-0 in a closed session to require that Filner pay any costs incurred by the sexual harassment suit.

Seven of nine City Council members have urged Filner to resign.

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