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San Diego Mayor, Bob Filner stated that he will be entering two week of intensive therapy.
In a statement this afternoon to address the sexual harassment accusations brought against him by numerous women, Filner admitted to his wrongdoings and said that he will be full-time behavioral counseling. Although he referred to his"failure to respect women" as "unacceptable," the embattled mayor will be keeping his comfortable six-figure annual salary and will be resuming his duties upon completing his therapy. Meanwhile he will be briefed in the "mornings and at night" while at the clinic.
RECAP: San Diego Mayor Filner under fire for sexual harassment *Refused to resign *Admitted wrongdoing *Will enter rehab for 2 weeks
— NewsBreaker (@NewsBreaker) July 26, 2013
Filner was elected a mere eight months ago as the city's first Democratic mayor in two decades and has been accused of sexual misconduct ranging from inappropriate comments to groping women. A total of seven women have said they were targets of the mayor's advances including his former spokeswoman and a retired navy admiral. According to the local news station:
"The latest accusers —a retired Navy rear-admiral, a dean at San Diego State University, the head of the Port Tenants Association and a businesswoman — all said they were on the receiving end of unwanted advances, inappropriate touching and comments by Filner."
Filner has admitted in a statement to reporters that he has treated women poorly and sometimes intimidated them, but insisted that a "fair and independent investigation" would clear him of sexual harassment charges.