San Diego, CA – On Wednesday, July 25, 2013, the
Voice of San Diego featured a news article entitled, "Consistencies Emerge in Public
Allegations Against Filner," in which our very own
Kerry Armstrong was quoted discussing the case.
The news article included an image of Irene McCormack where she detailed
allegations against Mayor Bob Filner at a press conference. According to the
Voice of San Diego, this week three women have described allegations of sexual misconduct
against the mayor. The women's allegations describe Filner's unwanted
sexual advances over the span of an eight-year period.
While none of the allegations have been substantiated, the consistencies
between the various allegations can be used to establish a
modus operandi for a civil or criminal lawsuit, making it exceedingly difficult for Filner
to defend himself; the
Voice contends that it can be especially difficult for the defense attorney if
it is established that the accusers do not know each other.
"If this turns into a criminal case, or even if it stays civil, it's
like, how lucky can the prosecutor possibly be?" said San Diego criminal
defense attorney, Kerry Armstrong. "Any time you can establish a
theme like that, it's just so important to building a case."
Voice explained how the allegations made by the accusers depicted a man who
would systematically separate women from others before making sexual advanced
toward them. McCormack's lawsuit describes three separate instances
where Filner had physically restrained her without her consent, and one
instance where Filner asked her when they were going to get married, followed
by saying, "Wouldn't it be great if we consummated the marriage?"
Political consultant Laura Fink, one of Filner's alleged victims said,
"All of these women had one thing they shared in common with (Filner)
and that was that he had some sort of power over them." To read the
complete article, please
Since becoming licensed in 1998, attorney Armstrong has personally handled
many high-profile cases, many of which have been consistently featured in the
San Diego Union-Tribune, CNN, MSNBC, Court TV, NBC Nightly News,
Nancy Grace, and many major U .S. newspapers. Attorney Armstrong has appeared on local
TV news stations as a legal analyst and he has lectured at Thomas Jefferson
School of Law several times on the topics of legal writing and ethics.
If you need assistance with a state or federal criminal matter, contact
The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC for the aggressive legal representation that you deserve.