Former San Diego Mayor Faces Third Sex Harassment Lawsuit

Vet claims Filner offered assistance if nurse performed sexual favors


A disabled veteran and a nurse filed a sexual harassment claim against San Diego and its former Mayor Bob Filner, claiming Filner offered to help the disabled vet if the nurse did sexual favors for him.

In their Superior Court lawsuit, Katherine Ragazzino, a Marine, and her nurse, Michelle Tyler, claim Filner asked Tyler for sex in exchange for helping Ragazzino, who had been forced to live in her car after she was wounded during her second tour of duty in Iraq.

Filner, 71, resigned in August after 18 women, including Tyler and Ragazzino, came forward with allegations of sexual harassment.