San Diego mayor apologizes amid harassment claims

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By ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is apologizing for his behavior amid allegations that he sexually harassed women, and says he needs help.

Filner said Thursday he has failed to respect women who work for him and intimidated them at times. He says his behavior is inappropriate and wrong.

Filner says voters have every right to be disappointed in him, and he asks that he be given a chance to change. He spoke one day after a prominent former supporter called for him to resign.

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