The licensed vocation nurse, Michelle Tyler, became the 11th woman to publicly accuse Filner of unwanted sexual advances. One, former mayoral Communications Director Irene McCormack Jackson, has retained Allred and filed a lawsuit against Filner and the city.
The latest alleged advances took place in the mayor's office on June 11, about one month before Filner was first accused of sexual harassment by three of his biggest political supporters.
Ragazzino said she suffered a traumatic brain injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder during her service in
Allred said that at the latest meeting, Filner seemed willing to help
She said the price was a ``personal and sexual relationship'' with the mayor.
``In other words, Mayor Filner wanted Ms. Tyler to help him fulfill his sexual needs if she wanted his help for a deserving war veteran,'' Allred said. ``That is not only disgusting, but a complete abuse of power that should not be tolerated by the electorate.''
The lawyer said the women do not plan to file a lawsuit, but they want City Attorney Jan Goldsmith to open an investigation of the mayor. Goldsmith has said his office is investigating the allegations that have been lodged against Filner, who started two weeks of behavioral therapy on Monday.
She said at one point during the meeting, Filner asked Ragazzino to leave. The nurse said she thought the mayor wouldn't want her patient to hear a discussion about her injuries, but instead, the conversation turned personal.
``He made it very clear that his expectation was that his help for Katherine was contingent on my willingness to go to dinner with him, spend personal time with him, be seen in public with him,'' Tyler said.
Filner rubbed her arm and told her to relax, she said.
Allred told reporters
McCormack Jackson, 57, says Filner held her in a headlock while demanding kisses. She also alleged the mayor told her she should work without her panties on, that he wanted to see her naked, that he could not wait to consummate their relationship and that he wanted to marry her.
Filner has apologized for what he called a failure to respect women and his ``intimidating conduct'' but insists that his actions do not constitute sexual harassment.
Many political, civic and business leaders have called for the mayor to resign, including seven of the nine members of the City Council, the San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee, former Mayor Jerry Sanders, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-
A poll showed that 77 percent of San Diegans want Filner to resign. The numbers are similar throughout various demographic and political segments, according to the canvassing of 600 adults contacted by SurveyUSA on behalf of U-T
The respondents were also even on whether they believed the allegations of sexual harassment or accusations of shaking down developers was more important.