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Bloomberg Says 3 Women Can be Released from NDAs

Bloomberg Says 3 Women Can be Released from NDAs
Michael Bloomberg speaks to a crowd at Footnote cafe in Winston Salem, N.C., on Feb. 13, the first day of early voting in North Carolina. (Walt Unks/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

Friday, 21 February 2020 04:22 PM

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 publicly about sexual harassment or discrimination suits filed against him over the last three decades.

Dozens of lawsuits have been filed against his company over the years. Bloomberg said his company has identified “3 NDAs that we signed over the past 30-plus years with women to address complaints about comments they said I had made.”

He wrote: “If any of them want to be released from their NDA so that they can talk about those allegations, they should contact the company and they’ll be given a release.”

Bloomberg was attacked repeatedly this week in his debut debate for declining to release women from the nondisclosure agreements. Perhaps the most forceful advocate for the release was primary opponent Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator.

He wrote: “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.”

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