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West Hollywood mayor John Duran asked to step down amid harassment allegations

Feb 14, 2019

An attendee of the 2018 Los Angeles Women's March waving a rainbow flag.

An attendee of the 2018 Los Angeles Women’s March waving a rainbow flag.; Credit: Becca Murray/KPCC

Itxy Quintanilla | AirTalk®

Members of the West Hollywood city council on Tuesday called for John Duran to resign as mayor.

This comes after several men from the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles accused Duran of sexual harassment including inappropriate touching and comments. Duran has denied the allegations.

Lindsey Horvath, Lauren Meister and John D’Amico are three of the five council members urging Duran to step down. Duran has served four terms as mayor of West Hollywood and told the LA Times that he will not give up his position.

We speak with reporters who’ve been following the story and welcome your calls at 866-893-5722.

Guests:

Luke Harold, reporter at Beverly Press who’s been following the story; he tweets @luke_harold

Karen Ocamb, news editor at Los Angeles Blade; she tweets @KarenOcamb

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