Great-grandmother Peggy Shannon, 67, filed a sexual harassment claim against San Diego mayor Bob Filner, claiming he repeatedly kissed her on her lips. The ickiness factor in all this is just sickening.
After Mayor Filner was elected but before he was inaugurated, Shannon claims Filner would stop by the Senior Citizens Service Desk in the lobby of San Diego City Hall.
In January, she said his behavior became worse, stopping by several times a day to ask her out.
“My co-workers and I would laugh about it at first,” she said. “But when it kept happening and it got more and more inappropriate, it was not funny any more.”
The mayor would routinely stop at her desk and ask her to feel his hands. When she refused, he’d grab them: “See, my hands are smooth” she claims he would say.
Shannon worked 3 to 4 days a week at the desk and admitted she would sometimes consider hiding to avoid the mayor.
The day Filner allegedly grabbed her and kissed her on the lips, Shannon said she went home and cried. Source: NBC San Diego
Bob Filner needs to do the right thing and go away. Resign. Pronto. He’s no better than Anthony Weiner and all the other ‘sick’ politicians.