"Words alone are not enough," he said. "I am responsible for my conduct and I must take responsibility for my conduct so that such conduct does not ever happen again."
Filner did not take any questions and his office did not say where he would be treated and whether the city would be asked to pay. City Attorney Jan Goldsmith said Filner, not the city, will pay for treatment..
Filner disclosed his plans hours after Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, urged him to resign and called his alleged behavior "reprehensible and indefensible." The San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee voted 34-6 Thursday night to ask Filner to step down, and county party Chairwoman Francine Busby said Filner's two weeks of therapy didn't change that position.
Filner was served with a subpoena Friday to appear Aug. 9 to address allegations in the lawsuit filed against him and the city by his former communications director. He was served as he left a regional planning agency meeting.
"We have a bunch of questions," said Goldsmith, the city attorney. "Our goal is to get to the heart of it as quickly as possible."
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