San Diego to pay $250k to settle Filner suit

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FILE - In this July 22, 2013 file photo, Irene McCormack Jackson, talks at a news conference in San Diego about the alleged sexual misconduct she suffered at the hands of San Diego Mayor Bib Filner. Jackson, who took a $50,000 annual pay cut to become Filner's communications director in January, on Monday became the first woman to publicly identify herself as a target of the mayor's advances, claiming in a lawsuit that he asked her to work without panties, demanded kisses, told her he wanted to see her naked and dragged her in headlocks while whispering in her ear. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)
Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner stands before judge Robert J. Trentacosta's courtroom as he was sentenced on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 in San Diego. Filner was sentenced Monday to three months of home confinement and three years of probation for harassing women while he was mayor of San Diego. Filner, 71, who resigned amid widespread allegations of sexual harassment, pleaded guilty in October to one felony and two misdemeanors for placing a woman in a headlock, kissing another woman and grabbing the buttocks of a third. Trentacosta?s sentence was the same as what prosecutors recommended in a plea agreement with Filner. (AP Photo/U-T San Diego, John Gastaldo, Pool)
Attorney Gloria Allred, right, listens as her client, Irene McCormack, talks about the alleged sexual misconduct she suffered at the hands of San Diego Mayor Bib Filner at a news conference in San Diego, Monday, July 22, 2013. McCormack had been Communications Director for Mayor Filner. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Attorney Gloria Allred, with her client, Irene McCormack, have a news conference where they revealed details regarding their accusations of sexual misconduct against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner in San Diego, Monday, July 22, 2013. Ms. McCormack was the Communications Director for Mayor Filner. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Attorney Gloria Allred, left, with her client, Irene McCormack, prepare to leave a news conference where they revealed details regarding their accusations of sexual misconduct against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner in San Diego, Monday, July 22, 2013. Ms. McCormack was the Communications Director for Mayor Filner. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Judge Robert J. Trentacosta reads the sentence former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner in court on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 in San Diego. Filner was sentenced Monday to three months of home confinement and three years of probation for harassing women while he was mayor of San Diego. Filner, 71, who resigned amid widespread allegations of sexual harassment, pleaded guilty in October to one felony and two misdemeanors for placing a woman in a headlock, kissing another woman and grabbing the buttocks of a third. Trentacosta?s sentence was the same as what prosecutors recommended in a plea agreement with Filner. (AP Photo/U-T San Diego, John Gastaldo, Pool)
Irene McCormack, former Communications Director for San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, talks about the alleged sexual misconduct she suffered at the hands of Mayor Bob Filner at a news conference in San Diego, Monday, July 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2013 file photo, former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner stands before judge Robert J. Trentacosta's courtroom as he was sentenced in San Diego. Taxpayers in San Diego could be on the hook for $4 million if the city settles all the claims filed by victims of former mayor Filner, who has been sentenced to home confinement for the unwanted groping of women. (AP Photo/U-T San Diego, John Gastaldo, Pool, File)
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SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego will pay $250,000 to a woman who claimed she was sexually harassed by former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.

The settlement announced Monday ends a lawsuit filed by Irene McCormack Jackson, but harassment suits by two more women are pending.

Jackson was the disgraced mayor's former communications director and the first of nearly 20 women to go public with harassment allegations last year.

She claimed that Filner asked her to work without panties, demanded kisses, told her he wanted to see her naked and dragged her in a headlock while whispering in her ear.

City Attorney Jan Goldsmith says McCormack is "courageous" for coming forward.

In exchange for Filner's resignation last year, the city agreed to pay his legal fees in a joint defense of the lawsuit.

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