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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner officially resigns; Gloria Allred has party

Attorney Gloria Allred held a mock 'going away' party for San Diego Bob Filner on his last day in office on Friday, August 30, 2013.

August 30, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner officially left office at 5 p.m. Friday. Filner resigned after more than a dozen women came forward, accusing him of sexual harassment.

Attorney Gloria Allred held a mock going away party for Filner with some of the women who say they were victims of Filner.

"Because they were willing to speak out, San Diego learned that women were being harassed in City Hall while Bob Filner was mayor, and that a woman seeking help for a constituent from Mayor Filner was at risk and that even a great-grandmother could be a target of Mayor Filner's advances," said Allred.

Appearing with Allred were three of his accusers who came forward, one of them a great-grandmother.

City Council President Todd Gloria will succeed Filner until a special election is held.