ABC News 10 in San Diego has learned that San Diego Mayor Bob “Filthy” Filner will be giving the keynote address at a benefit for sexual assault victims.
A women veterans group tells 10News the mayor’s camp has just confirmed the appearance. Filner was originally scheduled to attend as an award recipient.
The group has stripped him of the award, but he will appear and “address the scandal now consuming City Hall.”
The National Military Women Veterans Association of America had decided to honor Filner with a lifetime acheivment award “for his work on behalf of women veterans, including the issue of sexual assault. ” But the group released a statement rescinding the award, stating “We do not tolerate sexual discrimination at any level within our society.”
Instead the Mayor will give the keynote at the event.
Last week, detailed and salacious allegations were made public about Filner’s alleged sexual harassment of his employees and constituents.