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Filner to end therapy earlier than announced, return to San Diego
Filner to end therapy earlier than announced, return to San Diego

SAN DIEGO -Mayor Bob Filner will complete his behavioral therapy treatment Saturday, earlier than previously announced, his lawyers said Friday. Filner will take "personal time" next week and be unavailable for comment, said a statement from lawyer James Payne, whose Irvine firm, Payne & Fears, is assisting Filner's defense against a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former staff member. Filner had said he would be in an intensive therapy program the weeks of Aug. 5 and 12. But he reportedly entered the therapy program earlier than announced. He is set to return to City Hall on Aug. 19. He will continue therapy "on an outpatient basis," Payne said. ...

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