Bloomberg Says He’s Willing to Release 3 Women From Nondisclosure Agreements

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Mike Bloomberg said he is willing to release 3 women from nondisclosure agreements after facing sharp criticism during the Democratic debate

2020 Election, Presidential Debates

2/22/2020

Mike Bloomberg said he is willing to release 3 women from nondisclosure agreements after facing sharp criticism during the Democratic debate

Michael R. Bloomberg, who was challenged at this week’s Democratic debate over the agreements, said the three women had made complaints “about comments they said I had made.”

Updated 4:55 p.m. ET LAS VEGAS — Michael R. Bloomberg said Friday that he was willing to release three women from nondisclosure agreements with his company so they could discuss their complaints about him publicly — reversing himself after he resisted doing so while under fire from his rivals at this week’s Democratic presidential debate. In a statement released Friday afternoon, Mr. Bloomberg, who is also the former mayor of New York, said officials at Bloomberg L.P. had identified three nondisclosure agreements made with women related to “complaints about comments they said I had made.” “If any of them want to be released from their N.D.A. so that they can talk about those allegations, they should contact the company and they’ll be given a release,” Mr. Bloomberg said in the statement . “I’ve done a lot of reflecting on this issue over the past few days and I’ve decided that for as long as I’m running the company, we won’t offer confidentiality agreements to resolve claims of sexual harassment or misconduct going forward.” But the carefully worded statement by Mr. Bloomberg did not appear to release all former employees of his media and technology company from such agreements. For instance, it did not say he would allow former employees to speak out if they had signed nondisclosure agreements after complaining of harassment from any person other than Mr. Bloomberg. Mr. Bloomberg made the announcement after facing withering criticism from Democratic rivals in the debate on Wednesday, most notably from Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. “We need to know is exactly what’s lurking out there,” Ms. Warren said, standing shoulder to shoulder with Mr. Bloomberg on the stage in Las Vegas. “He has gotten some number of women, dozens, who knows, to sign nondisclosure agreements both for sexual harassment and for gender discrimination in the workplace.” “None of them accuse me of doing anything, other than maybe they didn’t like a joke I told,” Mr. Bloomberg responded, amid groans from the audience. “There’s agreements between two parties that wanted to keep it quiet and that’s up to them. They signed those agreements, and we’ll live with it.” The harsh questioning seemed to fluster the mayor, whose debate performance was largely panned, and top aides took responsibility for poorly preparing the candidate. Ms. Warren continued to criticize the mayor this week, including during a CNN town hall program on Thursday. Ms. Warren, who used to teach contract law, presented a “release and covenant not to sue” document that she said would free the people bound by the nondisclosure agreements to speak. The mayor’s inability to answer some questions on the debate stage also drew criticism from Senator Read more: The New York Times

Why should people be silenced? Silence covers so many atrocities. Not good enough, MikeBloomberg Oh the 3 that didn’t actually accuse him of anything 😂

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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!

Bloomberg 'weathered the storm' during fiery Democratic debate, his campaign saysFormer New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg came under heavy fire from his rivals during Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate at the Paris Casino but “weathered the storm,” his senior adviser Howard Wolfson said. So how does he like Oz? The storm 'weathered the storm?' That's a huge endorsement...

Opinion | Bloomberg Says Me Too to LeftismFrom WSJOpinion: The painful beating Bloomberg took during last night’s debate probably wasn’t lethal, but his meekness on policy could be, writes KimStrassel opinion KimStrassel Kim Strassel is basically a white supremacist soo... Thanks tho opinion KimStrassel v opinion KimStrassel no one has their finger on the heart beat of what dem primary voters want like .... KimStrassel

Mike Bloomberg might skip future debates, 'serious doubt' he can handle Trump, says expertThe billionaire former mayor of New York endured a torrid time on stage in Nevada, struggling to fend off attacks from his competitors. All he had to do was not shit the bed. And then he totally shit the bed. Trump won’t do debates. Anyone who doesn't think that his 'candidacy' was simply to skirt campaign finance laws is not paying attention. This was always an Anti-Trump campaign from the start.😑

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