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Mayor Filner asked to resign over sexual-harassment claims

SAN DIEGO -- At least three staunch supporters of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner are asking him to resign over allegations of sexual harassment, KPBS has learned.

Former Councilwoman Donna Frye, who was a member of Filner’s staff until she resigned in April, and attorneys Marco Gonzalez and Cory Briggs, each hand-delivered letters to Filner requesting his immediate resignation.

In her letter to Filner, Frye says she has "received credible evidence of more than one woman being sexually harassed by you." She made it clear in an interview that she is not among the alleged harassment victims.

Frye, who campaigned on Filner’s behalf, declined to be quoted outside of her letter.

In it, she says, "Those who have spoken to me recently would not make the allegations lightly or without cause, and I believe them.

“I cannot in good conscience remain silent on this, even if those who have spoken to me choose to do so out of fear of retribution or the possibility of a media circus where they could be twice victimized.”

KPBS has the full story and copies of the letters on HERE.