Lawyer: San Diego mayor in settlement talks

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
SAN DIEGO (AP) - An attorney for a woman suing San Diego

FILE - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner speaks during a news conference at city hall, in San Diego in this July 26, 2013 file photo. Filner is challenging a recall effort by touting city progress during his term � an indication that he has no intention of resigning. Filner, in a statement obtained Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 by The Associated Press, made no mention of the reason recall organizers want to boot him from office � allegations by more than a dozen women that he made unwanted advances such as inappropriate statements or groping. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

SAN DIEGO (AP) - An attorney for a woman suing San Diego's embattled mayor for sexual harassment says the two sides are in settlement talks.

Lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents Mayor Bob Filner's former communications director, said Monday that a retired federal judge is mediating negotiations.

Allred says the talks are ongoing and she can't comment further. It isn't known if Filner is present.

Filner faces a recall effort prompted by a cascade of sexual harassment allegations that led to calls by the City Council to resign.

Filner has been out of the public's eye for the past two weeks while undergoing therapy. He was spotted Monday entering an office building followed by Allred.

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