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San Diego California mayor resigns after numerous sexual assault accusations

By Mason White 2:07 PM August 30, 2013
Robert Earl Filner 

By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) The mayor of San Diego, California, has resigned after numerous women came forward and accused him of sexual assault.

Robert Earl Filner resigned as mayor of San Diego on Friday, becoming the latest in a series of Jewish politicians, who were forced to quit politics due to their sexual improprieties.

The 70-year-old Filner Was accused by 18 women of groping and making lewd comments. Among them was a Marilyn Monroe impersonator, an old great-grandmother, 67, and one female Navy admiral.

The mayor has been married twice and divorced twice, and his fiance broke off their relationship after the sexual abuse charges surfaced.

The disgraced mayor, who resigned after the City Council agreed to pay his expenses to defend himself against legal claims, follows the footsteps of two other high-profile Jewish politicians.

The former governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer, left office after evidence emerged that he frequented expensive prostitutes, but now, he is running for the office of New York City Comptroller.

Former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner resigned after repeatedly texting explicit photos of himself to a large number of women. he is now a candidate for mayor of New York City.

In addition, Congressman Steve Cohen of Tennessee apologized after being caught tweeting a bikini model while listening to the State of the Union speech by President Barack Obama.