San Diego, CA- The city of San Diego settled the second sexual harassment lawsuit filed against them by a 67 year-old great-grandmother who was one of former Mayor Bob Filner’s numerous victims. San Diego announced last Thursday, they would issue Peggy Shannon a formal apology and designate a day in her honor, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Shannon worked part-time at the Senior Citizen’s desk at San Diego’s City Hall. In her suit, filed last August, Shannon alleged that soon after Filner took his post as Mayor, he began harassing her, asking for dates and forcibly kissing her.

She said on one occasion, “Mayor Filner came by my desk and asked me if I thought he could go eight hours in one night. I was shocked that he would say that to me,” Shannon said in a press conference last August.

The retired great-grandmother, who was supplementing her income by working at City Hall, said that Filner’s inappropriate behavior made her feel embarrassed and left her in tears.

“Every day that I went to work I had butterflies in my stomach because I did not know what was going to happen the next time the mayor came by my desk,” Shannon said.

Filner’s harassment of women in and away from City Hall continued even after staff met with him and told him the behavior had to stop. He continued with his harassing ways until one of his former supporters, Donna Frye, organized a press conference and called out Mayor Filner for being a serial sexual harasser.

Frye’s press conference got the ball rolling and in a matter of weeks, over 18 women came forward accusing Filner of sexually harassing them.

Shannon and Irene McCormack-Jackson both filed formal lawsuits against San Diego. In an agreement with the city, Filner agreed to resign as long as the city paid his legal fees and any settlements that arose out of any sexual harassment lawsuits.

Fortunately for the city of San Diego, only Shannon and McCormack-Jackson have filed formal lawsuits with the help of their high-powered attorney Gloria Allred.

Shannon has received a formal apology from the city and will have a day named in her honor, which has not yet been determined.

“Receiving an apology is important to Peggy Shannon and honoring her allows her us to express our respect for her and her courage,” city attorney Jan Goldsmith said.

Just days before settling Shannon’s suit, San Diego agreed to pay McCormack-Jackson $250,000 to settle her sexual harassment lawsuit.

Last December, Filner pleaded guilty to one charge of false imprisonment and one charge of sexual battery. In addition to being sentenced to house arrest for no less than three years, Filner agreed to never seek public office again.

Filner should have been stopped long ago, but his victims were too afraid to come forward since he was the city mayor. His saga and downfall should serve as a warning to others that sexual harassment is not only wrong but it can get a person into a great deal of trouble.