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, 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.