10th woman claims San Diego mayor accosted her

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Associated Press

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 5 at 9:04 AM

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A tenth woman is alleging that San Diego Mayor Bob Filner made unwanted advances.

Renee Estill-Sombright is a part-time singer.

KGTV-TV and U-T San Diego report Sunday that Estill-Sombright claims Filner made advances in June at a church charity breakfast in La Jolla where she sang the national anthem.

She says Filner grabbed her hands, called her beautiful, asked if the 46-year-old was married, invited her out and asked for a private song.

At the time, Filner was engaged.

The first-term mayor and former congressman starts two weeks of intensive therapy Monday while facing a sexual harassment lawsuit and calls for his resignation amid a flurry of allegations that he groped women for years.

A call to the mayor's spokeswoman on Sunday was not immediately returned.

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