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San Diego mayor sexual harassment scandal: 8th accuser comes forward

Lisa Curtin, seen in an interview with KPBS, speaks about alleged sexual harassment from San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. Curtin is the eighth woman to come forward in the scandal.

July 31, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
An eighth woman is coming forward in the sexual harassment scandal involving San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.

Lisa Curtin claims Filner cornered her after a meeting in 2011. Curtin says Filner grabbed her left hand, twirled her wedding ring, and asked if it was real. Then, he came in closer.

"I turned my head at that moment, and on the side of my face, I got a very wet, saliva-filled kiss, including feeling his tongue on my cheek," she said.

Meantime, the City Council voted unanimously to deny Filner's request for the city to pay for his legal fees.

They also authorized a cross-complaint that allows them to sue Filner for compensation if the city is found to have any liability in the case.