Psychiatrist testifies about credibility of Filner’s accuser

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SAN DIEGO – The lawyers for former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner fought back against allegations of sexual harassment Tuesday with the help of a psychiatrist.

Stacy McKenzie testified Tuesday that she felt "doomed" after former Mayor Bob Filner accosted her at a public event in 2013.
Stacy McKenzie testified Tuesday that she felt "doomed" after former Mayor Bob Filner accosted her at a public event in 2013.

Stacy McKenzie, who is suing Filner and the city of San Diego for $500,000, has testified Filner pushed himself up against her and grazed her breast with his arm at a city event.

Psychiatrist Dr. Dominick Addario said Tuesday that he questioned McKenzie's credibility after her delayed reaction to what happened at a city park gathering in April 2013.

Addario said in reviewing medical records - McKenzie never complained or mentioned to her doctors any increased stress or worsening of her psychiatric condition that had to do with Filner until year and a half or more later.

"That would be the primary concern I had, no change in medical state per medical record description and no mention of the situation to a doctor that she seemed to have a very good relationship with until a year and a half later," Addario said. "Then in just a note that she sent, she didn`t discuss it in the session."

Closing arguments are expected to begin Thursday morning.

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