Tenth Filner accuser comes forward
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A tenth woman has stepped forward to accuse Mayor Bob
Filner of sexual misconduct, with claims Filner made repeat, unwelcome romantic
advances at a church, it was reported Sunday.
UT San Diego identified the latest accuser as Renee Estill-Sombright,
46, a bank employee and part-time professional singer.
Estill-Sombright claims Filner made uninvited sexual advances toward her
in June when they met at La Jolla Presbyterian Church where she sang the
national anthem during Sunday services.
Estill-Sombright, who is married, claimed the mayor complimented her and
asked her out repeatedly, saying “This is a private invite, not a social
According to the U-T, the gospel and R&B singer said Filner, who'd
missed her singing the national anthem, suggested she “could give him a
So far, a total of 10 women, including Filner's former chief
spokeswoman, Irene McCormack Jackson, have accused him of inappropriate sexual