Bloomberg: My Company’s Harassment Issues May Involve Men, Women ‘Or It Could Be More Than That’

Eric Scheiner | February 19, 2020
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When pressed about his company’s non-disclosure agreements on sexual harassment and gender discrimination, Michael Bloomberg says they could involve men, women “or it could be more than that.”

He didn’t elaborate on what “more” that would be.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren pressed her Democratic rival for the presidential nomination on the issue of some of his former employees' claims of a hostile work environment.

“What we need to know is exactly what's lurking out there. He has gotten some number of women - dozens, who knows - to sign nondisclosure agreements for sexual harassment and gender discrimination in the workplace. So Mr. Mayor, are you willing to release all of those women from those nondisclosure agreements, so we can hear their side of the story?” Warren asked during Wednesday's Democratic Presidential Candidates debate.

“I want to be clear. Some is how many? And when you say they signed them, and they wanted them, if they wish now to speak out and tell their side of the story about what it is they alleged that's now okay with you? You're releasing them on television tonight?” Warren later pressed.

“Senator, no. The company and somebody else, in this case the man or the woman or it could be more than that, they decided when they made an agreement, they wanted to keep it quiet for everybody's interests,” Bloomberg replied.

“They sign the agreements and that's what we're going to live with.”

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