Disgraced San Diego Politician Nathan Fletcher Makes First Public Appearance Since Scandal Broke

June 23, 2023

Disgraced former San Diego politician Nathan Fletcher, who resigned last month after being accused by multiple women of sexual impropriety, made his first public appearance looking incognito at the Boyz II Men concert at the San Diego County Fair.

Former San Diego County Supervisor and California State Assemblyman, Nathan Fletcher, was photographed at the Boyz II Men concert at the San Diego County Fair last night. Fletcher was nearly unrecognizable, sporting a long beard, large sunglasses and a baseball cap. He attended the concert with his wife, former California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher.

On Sunday, March 26, 2023, then-San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher made a shocking announcement that he would be entering rehab to address PTSD and alcohol-related issues, as well as would drop his campaign for California State Senate. Then on the following Tuesday, March 28, Fletcher quietly resigned from his position as chairman of the board of San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS).

The following day, we at SanDiegoVille broke the news that Fletcher and the San Diego MTS were both being sued by former MTS Public Relations Specialist Grecia Figueroa for Sexual Harassment, Failure to Prevent Sexual Harassment and Retaliation, Sexual Assault and Battery, and Whistleblower Retaliation. In the lawsuit, it is alleged that Fletcher's wife, former California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, joined her husband in threatening to sue Ms. Figueroa for extortion. Gonzalez has since denied any contact with Ms. Figueroa or her attorney.

Fletcher released a statement admitting to a "terrible mistake engaging in consensual interactions" but claimed the allegations in the lawsuit to be false. Later in the day on Wednesday, March 29, following back-and-forth between SanDiegoVille's staffers and Nathan Fletcher's office about our impending story of an additional woman coming forward accusing Fletcher of sexual misconduct while she was an intern for his non-profit, Nathan Fletcher announced his impending resignation from the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, to be effective on May 15.

In early April, less than one week from the time Fletcher announced his shocking rehab stint, Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher posted a since-deleted tweet that many thought was tone-deaf and possibly indicative of an intention to leave her disgraced husband. Fletcher's first accuser, Grecia Figueroa, also published a blog post touching on multiple subjects likely related to her accusations against the former San Diego County Supervisor.

Nathan Fletcher has since resigned from his position on the County Board of Supervisors and has not been heard of since returning from his alleged rehab stint. His professor page has also been removed from University of California San Diego website.