Filner released a statement apologizing to the women he admitted harming. He pleaded guilty last year to falsely imprisoning one woman and to the misdemeanor battery of two others, receiving a sentence of house arrest, partial forfeiture of his mayoral pension and three years on probation.
In his statement, Filner said he has used the period of confinement to try to understand his behavior. He was forced out of office after reports of sexual harassment of many women while he was serving in Congress and after his election as mayor in 2012.
Filner signed the statement "humbly."
"I will continue to focus on my mental and physical health and family and private life," he concluded. "In response to many requests, I will not be doing interviews or making appearances in the immediate future."
[NBC 7 San Diego]