Following sharp criticism from fellow Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren, media mogul Mike Bloomberg says he is now willing to release three women that Bloomberg LP has identified as having nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) regarding comments the billionaire businessman is alleged to have made in the past.
The former New York City mayor tweeted on Friday that his company, Bloomberg LP, has gone back more than three decades and identified three women who have signed NDAs concerning comments that Michael Bloomberg is alleged to have made. In the tweet, Bloomberg said "If any of [the women] want to be released from their NDAs, they should contact the company and they'll be given a release."
Bloomberg LP has identified 3 NDAs signed over the past 30+ years with women to address complaints about comments they said I had made.— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) February 21, 2020
If any of them want to be released from their NDAs, they should contact the company and they'll be given a release. https://t.co/bO9JpvSx1T
During the Democratic presidential debate in Nevada on Wednesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) called upon Bloomberg to release individuals from nondisclosure agreements so those individuals could speak out about any allegations concerning the billionaire businessman seeking the Party's nomination for president.
“The mayor has to stand on his record," Warren said. "And 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 both for sexual harassment and for gender discrimination in the workplace."
Warren called upon the former mayor to release the women from their NDAs on the debate stage Wednesday night, but Bloomberg refused the offer. Over the past two days, Warren has made several calls for Bloomberg to release women from their signed NDAs, including during a CNN Town Hall event and on ABCs "The View."
Bloomberg's reluctant offer to release three women from their NDAs is the latest effort by the Democratic candidate to do damage control following his abysmal performance in the debate on Wednesday night.