San Diego (WSYR-TV) – San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's resigned on Friday, ending a political stalemate over allegations that he sexually harassed women,
Filner will no longer serve the office of mayor beginning on Friday, August 30.
The San Diego City Council approved his resignation by a unanimous vote of 7-0.
Controversy swirled after 18 women stepped forward accusing the 70-year-old mayor of sexual harassment.
When Filner addressed the city one last time with an apology, he was also defiant attacking the counsel claiming that he was the victim of a lynch mob.
"No allegations have been proven. I didn't sexually harass anyone," Filner said.
The mayor still faces a lawsuit filed by one of his accusers.
As part of the agreement, the city will partially pay Filner's legal fees up to $98,000.
But that does not include any legal fees should there be any criminal charges against him.
An interim mayor will step in on Friday, August 30 until the next election.