Mayor Bob Filner’s public statements have dramatically shifted since former allies first accused him of sexual harassment earlier this month.

Filner initially apologized in a recorded statement but he became increasingly defiant despite repeated calls that he step down. Filner also said a few things that raised eyebrows, including a comment to Univision about what he called a “monster” inside him.

Scott Lewis and I reviewed Filner’s recent comments about the sexual harassment allegations and discussed how they’ve changed along the way in the latest edition of Fact Check TV.

We also vetted Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins’ claim that the mayor supervises nearly 20,000 staffers, half of whom are women.

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    Written by Lisa Halverstadt

    Lisa writes about nonprofits and local progress in addressing causes like homelessness and Balboa Park’s needs. She welcomes story tips and questions. Contact her directly at lisa@vosd.org or 619.325.0528.

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