KUSA - A Colorado congresswoman has alleged she was sexually assaulted by the former, but now disgraced, mayor of San Diego years ago.
Rep. Diana DeGette, a Democrat who represents Colorado's 1st district, spoke with MSNBC's Katy Tur and told her story on Monday during Meet The Press Daily.
DeGette says Bob Filner, a former 10-term congressman, made unwanted advances on her before he became the mayor San Diego.
"Some years ago, I was in an elevator and then-congressman Bob Filner tried to pin me to the door of the elevator and kissed me and I pushed him away," DeGette said.
"And of course some years later he left Congress [and] he became the mayor of San Diego and he had to leave that position for harassing younger women," DeGette said.
According to the Los Angles Times, Filner's resignation came after more than a dozen women came forward during the summer of 2013 with allegations of sexual harassment.
A jury determined Filner had harassed a longtime city parks employee because of her gender.
Watch DeGette's entire interview below:
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