2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren has responded to billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s pledge to release 3 women from NDAs in a reversal of his Vegas debate position.
“That’s just not good enough,” Warren told reporters while campaigning.
“Michael Bloomberg needs to do a blanket release so that all women who have been muzzled by non-disclosure agreements can step up and tell their side of the story in terms of what Michael Bloomberg has done,” she said.
During one of the most explosive moments of the Democrat debate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., pressed Mike Bloomberg to release women from non-disclosure agreements they had made with his company during the presidential debate.
It was a moment that Van Jones of CNN likened to Bloomberg’s “Titanic” hitting the iceberg.
Now, Warren if challenging Bloomberg to release the women once again and even went so far as to create the NDA for him..
TheHill reports Warren, who has been calling on Bloomberg to release people who used to work for his company from the secrecy agreements for months, unveiled her document Thursday during a CNN town hall in Nevada.
“So I used to teach contract law. And I thought I would make this easy. I wrote up a release and covenant not to sue. And all that Mayor Bloomberg has to do is download it. I’ll text it. Sign it. And then the women, or men, will be free to speak and tell their own stories,” Warren said.
"I used to teach contract law. And I thought I would make this easy."
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 21, 2020
She then read the document verbatim during the town hall, adding “I think that the mayor should sign this and that we all have a right to see.”
She also tweeted a copy of the document on Thursday evening.
Mike Bloomberg can easily release the women who have accused him of sexual harassment—and who voluntarily want to speak about their experiences—from their non-disclosure agreements. Take a look at how simple and straightforward it would be: pic.twitter.com/XLncEnSXDF
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) February 21, 2020
According to ABC, Bloomberg has been accused of using “lewd comments” that created a “frat-like” culture at his company, with quotes alleged in lawsuits such as, “I’d like to do that piece of meat,” and “I would DO you in a second.”
ABC was able to count at least 17 women in 30 years who took legal action against Bloomberg’s company, with three cases naming him individually. ABC reported that five were settled out of court, three are active, and no cases made it to trial.
“Mike Bloomberg has supported and empowered women throughout his career — from appointing women to the very top positions in his mayoral administration to supporting women candidates for higher office to an industry-leading 26-weeks of paid family leave at his company,” Julie Wood, a Bloomberg campaign spokesperson, told ABC News. “At the same time, Mike has come to see that some of what he has said is disrespectful and wrong. He believes his words have not always aligned with his values and the way he has led his life.”