Bob Filner stepped down as mayor of San Diego in 2013 amid numerous allegations of sexual harassment.
One of his victims was a sitting member of Congress and now she’s talking.
She says former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner made unwelcome sexual advances when they served together in the House of Representatives, the latest accusation against the disgraced politician.
Filner stepped down as mayor in 2013 amid numerous allegations of sexual harassment.
“Some years ago, I was in an elevator and then-Congressman Bob Filner tried to pin me to a door of the elevator and kiss me. And I pushed him away,” Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) said in an interview with MSNBC.
DeGette’s spokeswoman said the congresswoman previously told her family that Filner tried to kiss her in the elevator, but this was the first time she had discussed the matter publicly.
Filner, a Democrat, did not immediately return an email requesting comment, but he has previously denied allegations of sexual misconduct. DeGette said she tried to avoid Filner afterward.
“I was his colleague, he couldn’t take action against me. And believe you me, I never got into an elevator with him again,” she told MSNBC.