Bob McPhail 5:30 p.m., May 25
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Another day, another accusation against Filner that has little to no substance
In day 20 of San Diego's most sexless sex scandal in political history, yet another accuser has stepped forward to call the San Diego sheriff's hotline (which has to be a national laughing stock at this point) and make an old claim against Mayor Filner and demand he resign 2 years later.
Lisa Curtin, director of government and military education at San Diego City College claims to KPBS (interesting that they all come to KPBS) that in 2011, former Congressman Jim Bates set up a meeting between her and then- Congressman Filner to discuss potential uses for property near the old Naval Training Center. (What a shock another big developer connection to a Filner accuser. I am seeing a pattern here).
Curtin is claiming that Filner asked to meet with her in private where he grabbed her left hand and twirled her wedding band asking if it was real. Curtin said she responded with, “It’s about 25 years worth of wedding band.”
“He then asked me if it could come off while I was in D.C. and if I would go out with him,” Curtin said. “I said I really didn’t think so. And at that point, he pulled my hand closer to him and he reached over to kiss me. 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.”
Ok, so 1: no one ever reported the claim, 2: Curtain does not work FOR Filner. In order for a claim to qualify as sexual harassment a person would have to actually work for Filner.
Filner is allowed to flirt with women he does not work with. And although he may be a bit forward, there is nothing illegal about this claim. Nothing at all.
And this continued lynching gets more obvious everyday a victim comes forward to claim harassment when the victim did not even work for Filner. So I guess we better just get comfortable because it looks like every woman that Filner has ever flirted with will be coming forward to claim victimhood and demand resignation.
More like this:
- Filner's accusers and their interesting connection to KPBS and the Port Commission — Aug. 8, 2013
- The suspicious timeline of the Filner recall, domain names registered January 7th — Aug. 2, 2013
- A closer look at Filner's accusers — July 28, 2013
- Filner may be the winner in last two accusations — July 24, 2013
- Constituent says Mayor Filner sexually harassed her at monthly meet and greet event — July 14, 2013