August 16th, 2013
11:48 AM ET

16th Woman Accuses San Diego Mayor

Sixteen women have now come forward with allegations of harassment against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.

A senior citizen is the latest to accuse the embattled mayor, saying Filner made unwanted advances toward her on a near daily-basis, and now she's adding her voice to the growing chorus of people calling for his resignation.

“Walking slowly, assisted by a cane, 67-year-old great-grandmother Peggy Shannon says Mayor Bob Filner harassed her for months on the job,” CNN's Kyung Lah reports, “stopping by her desk at the Senior Citizens Services Center in the lobby of City Hall.”

“Mayor Filner, I am a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother," Shannon said in a statement. "I have three sons, four grandsons and two great-grandsons. As our mayor you should be, but are not a role model for any of them.”

“Pressure is building to find a way to oust a mayor who doesn’t want to budge,” Lah says.

Leading an internal investigation on Filner is San Diego city attorney Jan Goldsmith, who says he may have found a way.

The city’s charter includes a section saying it may fire city officers for unauthorized use of city money.

“CNN obtained the mayor's credit card statement showing charges at a San Diego hotel, restaurants, that are, indeed, says the city attorney, personal expenses,” Lah reports.

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