The San Diego City Council today (February 10) agreed to pay Irene McCormack Jackson, former publicist for ex-mayor Bob Filner, $250,000 for sexual harassment she allegedly endured from the mayor.
In cases such as this, the attorney normally gets 30% to 50% of such a settlement. In this case, the celebrated Gloria Allred did much work on McCormack Jackson's behalf.
McCormack Jackson, who initially wanted $1.5 million, said that Filner wanted to see her naked, said that she should work without panties, said he could not wait to consummate their relationship, and he put her in "headlocks."
The fact that she never filed an official complaint while these actions were allegedly ongoing may have been a factor in her not getting all the money she wanted.