“10th woman comes forward to accuse Mayor Bob Filner of harassment”
“Renee Estill-Sombright said the incident occurred at the La Jolla Presbyterian Church in June. It was an incident that she described as creepy.
“We were standing face-to-face and he held on to me and he was like, ‘You are so beautiful,'” she said.
Estill-Sombright was at the church attending a breakfast to benefit a group that helps refugees from Africa. She had met Filner once before, so she decided to walk over to him and re-introduce herself.
She says Filner grabbed and held on to both her hands. But the “you’re so beautiful” comment was just the beginning.
“‘You are so beautiful and I cannot take my eyes off of you,'” she said. “‘I just cannot take my eyes off of you.'”
Estill-Sombright says she was taken off-guard.
“I said,’ Oh, thank you,'” she said. “I kind of felt weird.”
Then came a line which has become all too familiar.
“‘Do you have a husband? Are you married?’ And I was like, that was kind of odd for him to ask me that,” said Estill-Sombright.
Then, there was an invitation.
“And he said, ‘Well, you know this is a personal invitation. I would like to take you out sometime,'” she said.”