Bob Filner announced Friday he would step down as mayor of San Diego, California, effective August 30. The resignation comes after 18 women accused Filner of inappropriate behavior.
The San Diego City Council accepted Filner's resignation after three days of mediation talks.
Filner admitted to sometimes being inappropriate towards women, but also denied harassing anyone, saying "the combination of awkwardness and hubris, I think, led to behavior that many found offensive."
The outgoing mayor blamed a "lynch mob" for his downfall, suggesting there was a conspiracy against him.
Filner faces a lawsuit from at least one of his alleged victims. As part of Filner's settlement, the city will provide a joint legal defense through the city attorney's office for any claims brought against him for his alleged conduct as mayor.