Filner Sex Harassment: Marilyn Monroe Lookalike Is 9th Accuser
SAN DIEGO — A ninth woman has accused Mayor Bob Filner of sexual misconduct: A Marilyn Monroe lookalike hired to sing at a Filner fundraiser.
“He grabbed me a little too tight, then proceeded to slide his hand down my arm and then did a little grab on my derriere,” Emily Gilbert told Fox5 San Diego. “I didn’t want to make a scene. There were kids around.”
She tried to laugh it off but was embarrassed by the crude behavior, she told Fox5.
Gilbert’s husband, a Marine officer, was furious when he heard of the incident.
Filner “needs to resign,” he told Fox5.
The incident allegedly occurred in December at a fundraiser to retire the 70-year-old Democrat’s debt from the mayoral campaign.
Friday is Filner’s last full day at City Hall before entering a residential treatment center for two weeks of intensive therapy to assist him in learning to not treat women disrespectfully.