Democrat Filner’s Lawyer Says City Should Pay for Legal Bill Due to Lack of Sexual Harassment Training

The lawyer for Democratic Mayor Bob Filner says San Diego should pay his legal bill due to his lack of sexual harassment training.

Eight San Diego women have accused Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment.
Four women stepped forward and spoke with reporters last week.

FOX News reported:


The attorney for San Diego’s embattled mayor says the city failed to provide Bob Filner state-required sexual harassment training and therefore should pay to defend him against a lawsuit by his former communications director, who alleges he asked her to work without wearing panties.

Filner’s lawyer Harvey Berger made the argument in a letter to City Attorney Jan Goldsmith one day before the City Council voted unanimously to deny Filner funds for his legal defense. Local media published parts of the letter Wednesday.

Berger said the training was scheduled but the city trainer canceled and did not reschedule.

“While, to paraphrase Bob Dylan, many might argue that `you don’t need a weatherperson to tell you which way the wind blows,’ and an adult male should not need sexual harassment training,” Filner may not be facing a lawsuit today if he had undergone the classes, Berger wrote.

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