Thursday, July 11, 2013

“As disgraceful as Bob’s behavior has been, it’s been tolerated by our Democratic Party leadership”

Ex-Legislator: I Warned Democratic Party About Filner Two Years Ago - Liam Dillon/Voice of San Diego

The local Democratic Party has known for a long time about sexual harassment allegations against Bob Filner, a former Democratic assemblywoman said in a Thursday interview.

“I blew the whistle on this two years ago to the Democratic Party leadership,” former Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña said.

Saldaña said that in summer 2011 six prominent women in local politics, business and education told her that Filner had physically or verbally harassed them. Saldaña had been exploring what turned out to be an unsuccessful bid for Congress and the conversations came in the context of the 2012 elections.