Warren Continues Attack on Bloomberg During CNN Town Hall

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Posted: Feb 20, 2020 10:15 PM
Warren Continues Attack on Bloomberg During CNN Town Hall

Source: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

Sen. Elizabeth Warren continued her attacks against former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg during a CNN Town Hall event in Las Vegas on Thursday evening. The Massachusetts senator made headlines when she attacked the billionaire media mogul in the Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday over the candidate's use of nondisclosure agreements in handling allegations of workplace misconduct at his company. 

Nondisclosure agreements have drawn scrutiny in the wake of the #MeToo movement when some companies used such agreements to silence women who received settlements for claims of sexual harassment.

During the CNN Town Hall event, Warren said she wrote a legal document that would allow those who signed such nondisclosure agreements with Bloomberg and his company to now come forward "and tell their own stories." 

"This is an election for the presidency of the United States," Warren began, "and transparency here is important. So, I used to teach contract law, and I thought I would make this easy. I wrote up a release in 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."

After reading some of the language of the document, Warren called upon the former New York City mayor to sign it.