San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's Ex-Fiancee Speaks Out
As San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is expected to resign from office, INSIDE EDITION speaks with Filner's former fiancée who questions his behavior.
This woman was once engaged to embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. Now, she's speaking out about the scandal that is forcing him out of office.
Forty-eight-year-old Bronwyn Ingram acted as 70-year-old Filner's first lady when they were engaged.
Ingram said, "Of course it feels awful. It feels horrible. I don't think it has anything to do with sex or love. I think it has to do with power and control."
Eighteen—yes, eighteen women have come forward claiming the mayor touched or groped or sexually harrassed them.
"I would find it hard to believe they are all fabricating those stories," said Ingram.
Ingram campaigned with him and was pictured with him at the White House with the president. But she says that when she discovered graphic text messages he sent to numerous other women, she called off their October wedding.
"Like any other woman would feel if the person she thought she had an exclusive relationship with isn't behaving the same way, it's very hurtful," said Ingram.
Filner is expected to resign as mayor of America's eighth largest city today. He was spotted leaving his office with two large briefcases and cell phone video shows him leaving in an SUV packed with boxes.
Bronwyn Ingram says she has one question for the man she once loved: "Why? Why would you do this?"
Meanwhile, a wealthy San Diego businesswoman says she was groped by Filner at the very moment a photo was taken.
"It was highly inappropriate and I feel very, very violated because of it," said the woman.
She says the photo shows Filner's hand on her waist, but the other, taken seconds later the woman describes, "The mayor came over to pose with me and as he came over, he inappropriately placed his hand on my buttocks, which startled me."
Her story echoes that of a Marilyn Monroe impersonator, who says he groped her at a charity event.
The impersonator told INSIDE EDITION, "Then he slides his fingers, his Filner fingers down to my backside and grabbed my derriere."
Now, the mayor they call Frisky Filner may be out on his butt.
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