SAN DIEGO — A nurse who asked Mayor Bob Filner to help an injured Marine will discuss allegations that Filner made unwanted sexual advances toward her at a news conference today, Attorney Gloria Allred said.
The woman was accosted by Filner when she met with Filner to discuss getting help for the Marine, who had been seriously injured in Iraq, Allred said.
Allred, the nurse and the Marine will discuss the incident at a 12:30 p.m. news conference at a hotel in downtown San Diego, according to a news release from Allred’s office.
Fox5sandiego.com will carry the news conference live.
Allred, who represents Irene McCormack Jackson, the first woman to file suit against the mayor. McCormack Jackson, 57, says Filner held her in a headlock while demanding kisses. She also alleged the mayor told her she should work without her panties on, that he wanted to see her naked, that he could not wait to consummate their relationship and that he wanted to marry her.
Filner, who has apologized for what he called a failure to respect women and for his “intimidating conduct,” began two weeks of behavioral therapy at an undisclosed location Monday.