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Great Grandmother Accuses Filner Of Harassment

From the ABC San Diego affiliate, KGTV:

Great-grandmother Peggy Shannon accuses Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment

August 15, 2013

SAN DIEGO – A great-grandmother says Mayor Bob Filner asked her if she thought he could "go for eight hours." The woman is the 16th to come forward with claims of sexual harassment against the mayor.

Peggy Shannon, 67, works part-time at San Diego City Hall’s senior citizens service desk to supplement her Social Security income.

Well, at least Filner isn’t an age-ist.

"My co-workers and I would laugh about it, at first," Shannon said at a Thursday afternoon news conference. However, she said it got worse. Shannon said Filner grabbed and kissed her.

"I knew he was engaged and I felt very shocked," she said. "On the day that Mayor Filner grabbed me and kissed me, I went home and cried."

Attorney Gloria Allred said Filner approached Shannon one time and said, "Do you think I could go eight hours, straight?" Shannon said she was shocked and hurt.

"I was working and had to get myself together to continue my job," Shannon said. "I went home and cried again." …

At her age, you would think she would have grown some tougher skin.

Shannon said she immediately told her supervisor, and Allred said there is an open investigation with the city’s Equal Employment Investigations Office…

"I want to do the right thing for San Diego — Mayor Filner should resign immediately," Shannon said. "I want to protect working women."

The great-grandmother said she is afraid to go back to work, but will continue and go back to her post Friday. She sobbed through most of her statement to the media…

How come Bill Clinton’s victims never got this kind of sympathetic coverage? Instead, they were ignored (Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick) or mocked (Gennifer Flowers, Kathleen Willey) by the news media.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, August 16th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Great Grandmother Accuses Filner Of Harassment”

  1. Helena

    Neither is he a size-ist. Nor a look-ist.

    • LOL! One question remains; where were all these women before the election? They had to know their experience with Filner (D-Calif.) wasn’t a ‘one-off’.

  2. Liberals Demise

    Granny went on a crying jag twice. Why?
    Because he started something and didn’t or couldn’t finish?
    Throw another log on the fire girls.




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