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Mon Dec 16, 2019, 06:32 PM

 

Warren: Bloomberg 'has to answer' for sexist comments, women should be released from NDA's


Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, said Monday that women who have signed nondisclosure agreements at the company run by Mike Bloomberg should be allowed to tell their stories -- especially if those women want to speak publicly about past allegations that Bloomberg fostered a hostile work environment for women.

"I think [nondisclosure agreements] are a way for people to hide bad things they've done. And I think that women should be able to speak," Warren told reporters during a campaign stop in Fort Madison, Iowa, on Monday. "They need to be released from [nondisclosure agreements]."

...ABC News has asked Bloomberg through his campaign if he has considered releasing these women from their nondisclosure agreements. The Bloomberg campaign declined to comment...But in the wake of a #MeToo movement that tested the publicís tolerance for silencing victims, critics say Bloomberg owes his former employees the opportunity to share their stories. "If Mr. Bloomberg is running for president, I think the public needs to know what actually happened in this business," said Bonnie Josephs, a lawyer whose former client, Sekiko Sakai, filed a lawsuit against Bloomberg's company in 1997.

Sakai accused Bloomberg of making sexually explicit and derogatory statements to and about women in the workplace. A company spokesman told ABC News that the company rarely settles disputes, preferring to take them to court. But Sakaiís case is one of at least five the company has settled in the past 25 years. She is now bound by a confidentiality agreement. ABC News has spoken with several women who expressed interest in telling their stories, but feared the prospect of facing retribution from the company for speaking out.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/bloomberg-answer-sexist-comments-women-released-ndas-elizabeth/story?id=67764371
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Mon Dec 16, 2019, 06:59 PM

1. Way to go Elizabeth!! Just ANOTHER reason why she rocks!!

 


Bernie/Elizabeth or Elizabeth/Bernie 2020!!
Either way, they're stronger together!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!
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Mon Dec 16, 2019, 07:07 PM

2. Hey, Bloomberg's got a defense: Billionaires can do it and get elected!

 

"After all, look at Trump."
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