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  •  Agreed, if he "needs help" as he said himself... (2+ / 0-)
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    Victor Ward, AaronInSanDiego

    ...he should resign and get it on his own time. Harassment and "hugging," as the Mayor called it, can't be confused.

    Former Councilwoman Donna Frye, who was a member of Filner’s staff until she resigned in April, and attorneys Marco Gonzalez and Cory Briggs, each hand-delivered letters to Filner requesting his immediate resignation Wednesday and echoed those requests at a Thursday morning press conference.

    Gonzalez told reporters that despite their support of the mayor until this point, he, Frye and Briggs could no longer stay quiet about the allegations.

    "There comes a point where rumor becomes fact," he said. "We can no longer say 'that's just a rumor.' We have reached that point."

    In her letter to Filner, Frye said she has "received credible evidence of more than one woman being sexually harassed by you." She made it clear in an interview that she is not among the alleged harassment victims.

    “I cannot in good conscience remain silent on this, even if those who have spoken to me choose to do so out of fear of retribution or the possibility of a media circus where they could be twice victimized,” she said in the letter.

    Frye has a process to use and she should use it.

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