Bob Filner

This is the first civil trial against former San Diego mayor Bob Filner in the sexual harassment scandal that forced him to resign less than a year into his term. This trial involves city parks manager Stacie McKenzie who said Filner grabbed her from behind and put her in a headlock at an event in April 2013. What is in dispute is whether that behavior, that unprofessional behavior under state law rose to the level of constituting a sexual battery and sexual harassment in the workplace. Filner has strongly denied all accusations, including McKenzie's, although after his resignation he pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and battery involving victims of sexual harassment.