San Diego, Calif., Mayor Bob Filner announces his intention to seek professional help for sexual harassment issues on July 26, 2013. (Bill Wechter/Getty Images)

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Expected to Resign

City Council expected to vote on Friday on deal reached in a sexual harassment lawsuit.

San Diego, Calif., Mayor Bob Filner announces his intention to seek professional help for sexual harassment issues on July 26, 2013. (Bill Wechter/Getty Images)
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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is expected to resign after reaching a settlement with the city regarding multiple sexual harassment accusations, according to local reports.

The Los Angeles Times reported an agreement was reached on Wednesday, after three days of closed door mediation in a lawsuit brought by Filner's former communications director. The San Diego City Council will vote on the deal Friday in a closed session.

KGTV-TV reported Filner's communications director, Irene McCormack Jackson, would receive a six-figure settlement as part of the mediation deal.

City Council President Todd Gloria will become San Diego's acting mayor during an interim period, reported KNSD-TV. At least one special election could take place within the next 60 to 90 days.

Filner's brief tenure as mayor began in December 2012 after serving California's 51st district for a decade. Eighteen women have come forward to report some form of sexual harassment from Filner, a Democrat.

Earlier this month, Filner entered a two week "intensive" sexual therapy program. Though the program was reported to last from Aug. 5 through 19, KGTV-TV reported Filner had entered the program a week early and had already completed the program on Aug. 9.

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An effort to force a recall election – based on Filner's sexual harassment history and a misuse of public funds – kicked off on Sunday and had gathered 11,000 signatures by Tuesday.

All nine city council members and numerous other public officials have called for Filner to resign.

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