Papers are going to run out of inches for all the politicians with sex scandals crowding the news cycle this week, especially now that a second woman has come forward to accuse San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment.
Lara Fink, a former deputy campaign manager for Filner, says he got inappropriate with her at a 2005 fundraiser, where she was escorting him from table to table to meet attendees. When one guest praised her, telling the then-Congressman that "this girl has worked her ass off for you,” Filner allegedly asked her to turn around, patted her posterior and commented, "No, it’s still there!"
Fink says shortly thereafter, she sent an email to Filner demanding an apology and cc'ed his chief of staff. She claims Filner mumbled a half-hearted apology.
Fink is the second former Filner staffer to accuse the mayor of sexual harassment. Filner first acknowledged that there were allegations likely to surface back on July 11, and his former spokeswoman, Irene McCormack Jackson, sued him for harassment on Monday. Jackson, represented by Gloria Allred, says Filner would ask her not to wear panties to work and put her in the "Filner headlock," where he would "place his arm around her neck and drag her around 'like a rag doll, while he whispered sexual comments' into her ear."