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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Finally Sees The Light, Agrees To Resign

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Mayor Bob Filner of San Diego speaks at a press conference announcing his intention to seek professional help for sexual harassment issues July 26, 2013. (Photo by Bill Wechter/Getty Images)
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After 18 women, including a great-grandmother, came forward to accuse San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment, prompting calls across party lines for his resignation and even a parody video asking him to resign, Filner is finally stepping down.

San Diego's NBC 7 reports that Filner has agreed to resign as part of a deal reached this week with city officials.

He will formally vacate the office following a closed session of City Council Friday, according to several sources.

Since the first accuser came forward on July 10, Filner has apologized and sought treatment (a two-week course that he "completed" in in one week) but adamantly refused to resign.

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Filner, who had held office for less than a year, was also under investigation for alleged "pay to play" schemes with developers, NBC 7 reports.

Once Filner resigns, San Diego Council President Todd Gloria will take on the role of acting mayor under the city charter and there will probably be a primary special election within 60 to 90 days.

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