JUST IN: Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said that women covered by 3 nondisclosure agreements who had made complaints against him can be released from those pacts if they contact his company
Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said Friday that women covered by three nondisclosure agreements who had made complaints against him can be released from those pacts if they contact his company.(CNN) Bloomberg tweeted,"Bloomberg LP has identified 3 NDAs signed over the past 30+ years with women to address complaints about comments they said I had made.""If any of them want to be released from their NDAs, they should contact the company and they'll be given a release," the tweet reads. The announcement comes after Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren pressed the businessman and former New York City mayor at the Democratic presidential debate Wednesday and again at a CNN town hall Thursday to release women who have made allegations of sexist and misogynistic behavior against him from their nondisclosure agreements. Bloomberg said in a statement he tweeted that moving forward, his company would not offer confidentiality agreements to resolve claims of sexual harassment or misconduct. He said nondisclosure agreements,"promote a culture of silence in the workplace and contribute to a culture of women not feeling safe or supported."Read MoreThe former mayor said he asked his company's human resources team to consult with experts and"review and reform our policies where necessary with regard to equal pay and promotion, sexual harassment and discrimination, and other legal tools that prevent culture change." He said he directed his presidential campaign to review those current policies as well. Bloomberg sought to draw a distinction between himself and President Donald Trump on this issue. "When we share a respect for each other and treat all of our colleagues as we ourselves would wish to be treated, we all do our best work. This is something Donald Trump does not understand — not when he ran his business, and not now when he is recklessly running our country," Bloomberg said. "I will be a leader whom women can trust," he said. Warren repeatedly pressed Bloomberg over two days to release the women from the agreements. On Thursday night, Warren brought a physical copy of a contract she wrote herself to a CNN town hall and urged Bloomberg to sign it so that the women could tell their side of the story. At the debate, Bloomberg said he would not release the women from the agreements when pressed by Warren. He said the parties involved had signed the agreements,"and we'll live with it.""None of them accuse me of doing anything other than maybe they didn't like a joke I told," Bloomberg said, which was met by some groans from the audience in the debate hall.The billionaire candidate faces claims from the 1990s that he made sexist and crude comments in the workplace. According to allegations laid out in two lawsuits, Bloomberg told a group of female employees prior to a male colleagues wedding to"line up to give him a blow job as a wedding present"; that he would regularly direct comments like"look at that nice piece of ass" at women in the office; and that upon learning that a female employee was expecting a baby, he responded:"Kill it!" Bloomberg, through his representatives, has denied making the"kill it" comment and other remarks laid out in at least two lawsuits but has acknowledged that he has made comments that do not align with his values. At the Democratic presidential debate, Bloomberg said he has"no tolerance for the kind of behavior that the #MeToo movement has exposed."This story has been updated. Read more: CNN
Bloomberg Offers to Release Three Women From Nondisclosure AgreementsDemocratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has offered to release three women from nondisclosure agreements related to comments he allegedly made. 💰💰💰💰💰 He thinks he’s trump? Well it was nice knowing him. Not really Bloomberg plays the fool
Bloomberg says he won't release women from confidentiality agreements when pressed by WarrenFormer New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he would not release women who signed nondisclosure agreements when pressed Wednesday by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, saying women who have made allegations of sexist and misogynistic behavior against him maybe 'didn't like a joke I told.' MikeBloomberg sucks. Dirty tricks I'm not fan of Mike but... What does this have to do with running a country? JFK was a slut yet many will say he was a great President. So long as it's not in public view. Privacy! BillClinton brought it right into the White House & Dems still listen to him... 🧐 It's all B.S!
Michael Bloomberg says three women can be released from nondisclosure agreementsMike Bloomberg said he’s willing to release at least three women from nondisclosure agreements that prevented them from speaking publicly about sexual harassment or discrimination suits filed against him over the last three decades. So far, Bloomberg has endured a tough stretch in which his campaign has had to do a lot of explaining 'At least'!?!?!?! Fucking hell, how many have had to sign nondisclosure agreements!?! This is disturbing/horrifying. Bloomberg sexualharassment MeToo For the love of all that is right... Warren2020 ... she is the only hope America has at this moment. Are the woman willing to give the money back ? A NDA is a contract for services. Those services are obviously not talking. If you want released, then they should pay back the 💰 money 💰!! Only fair. But I’m sure that money is gone !
Bloomberg says 3 women can be released from NDAsWASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg said Friday that he's willing to release at least three women from nondisclosure agreements that prevented them from speaking... Too late. Pathetic move. Makes him look even worse. 3? All or what’s the point? Trash
Bloomberg says he'll release three women from nondisclosure agreementsElizabeth Warren sharply criticized Bloomberg for the use of nondisclosure agreements during Wednesday's debate. Good move, you should have announced at the debates, though, and not waited. Rewrite: Breaking News: Mike Bloomberg will only release three people from his NDAs that stifle their rights. Only three? So how many exactly are there?
Pressed by Warren, Bloomberg refuses to release women from nondisclosure agreementsSen. Elizabeth Warren, who pressed Bloomberg on the agreements, did not find that explanation adequate. “I hope you heard what his defense was: ‘I’ve been nice to some women.’ “All the mayor has to do is say ‘you are released from the non-disclosure agreements. No need to open old wounds huh 🤔 Why should he ? NDA’s are a major corporation practice . What’s next , should we ask every catholic to have their priest disclose what’s said during confection ? You know where he stands. He’s like owner of multi billion dollar company presiding over executive meeting. He seems very secure and in charge.