Filner Blames 'Lynch Mob,' 'Political Coup' in Resignation Statement

After the San Diego City Council voted 7-0 to accept Mayor Bob Filner's resignation as part of a deal his lawyers made with the city attorney over a sexual harassment suit against him Filner made a statement blaming a "lynch mob" for the scandal and scrutiny over allegedly sexually harassing at least 18 woman accusers. Filner insists that he has not sexually harassed anyone.

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