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'J Streeter, Alleged Sexual Harasser Resigns as San Diego Mayor'

8:09 AM, Aug 24, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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The Washington Free Beacon reports:

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, whose political career has been aided by the left-leaning Middle East activist group J Street, announced his resignation from office on Friday amid a drawn-out and escalating sexual harassment scandal.

Eighteen women have stepped forward in recent weeks to accuse the former congressman and J Street-endorsee of sexual harassment, ranging from lewd pick-up lines to face-slobbering and unwanted groping.

In a defiant and emotional resignation speech on Friday, Filner blasted the media coverage of the scandal described the pressure on him to resign as a “political coup.”

“I can’t afford to continue this battle,” said Filner.

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