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Bob Filner Lawsuit: Ex-Aide Claims SD Mayor Sexually Harassed Her

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By Adam Ramirez on July 22, 2013 5:17 PM

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner reportedly told his communications manager to work without underwear, demanded kisses and repeatedly dragged her around in a headlock while whispering sexual advances.

These are some of the allegations contained in the first Bob Filner lawsuit (attached below) filed against the embattled mayor of the nation's eighth-largest city.

The sexual harassment lawsuit was filed by celebrity attorney Gloria Allred on behalf of Irene McCormack Jackson, the mayor's former director of communications. McCormack is a longtime journalist and employee of the San Diego Port District.

"I saw him place his hands where they did not belong on numerous women," McCormack said at a press conference Monday. "He is not fit to be the mayor of our great city."

On Friday the San Diego County Sheriff's Department opened a hotline to take calls from any possible victims of Filner's alleged conduct.

Bob Filner Lawsuit: Ex-Aide Files Sexual Harassment Claim vs. SD Mayor