Warren Says Bloomberg's Offer to Release 3 Women From NDAs is 'Just Not Good Enough'

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Posted: Feb 21, 2020 7:20 PM
Warren Says Bloomberg's Offer to Release 3 Women From NDAs is 'Just Not Good Enough'

Source: AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Hours after Democratic candidate Michael Bloomberg announced that he would allow three women identified by his company, Bloomberg LP, to be released from nondisclosure agreements (NDA), Sen. Elizabeth Warren told reporters that Bloomberg's offer was "just not good enough." 

On Friday, Michael Bloomberg tweeted that his company identified three women who signed nondisclosure agreements regarding certain comments made by Michael Bloomberg. The billionaire medial mogul claimed there were only three such women identified in a search going back more than three decades. Rather than issuing a blanket release that would allow any accusers to immediately start talking to reporters, Bloomberg agreed to release only the three identified women from their NDAs and only after those women first made contact with his company.

Warren took issue with Bloomberg's offer. 

"That's just not good enough," Warren told reporters. "Michael Bloomberg needs to do a blanket release so that all women who have been muzzled by nondisclosure agreements can step up and tell their side of the story in terms of what Michael Bloomberg has done. If he wants to be the Democratic nominee and he wants to be the president of the United States, he's going to have to be fully transparent on this issue. We can't have a leader of our Party who selectively decides who gets to tell about their history with him. We need a leader of the Party who is fully transparent. That's why yesterday I put out a blanket nondisclosure agreement the mayor can use. All he has to do is download it, sign it, and then anyone can step up and tell the truth."

"Well, I think he's saying that there are only three that they've identified involving ... alleged comments that he has made in the past," a CNN reporter clarified.

"Well if there are only three then why didn't he sign a blanket release?" asked Sen. Warren. "If he's limiting the number then you can't know if there are only three or 30 or 300, and that should not be in the control of Michael Bloomberg. The whole point is to sign a blanket release and to say 'if there is any woman who has previously been muzzled by a nondisclosure agreement, that woman or man is now free to step up and to talk about the harassment that she suffered, to talk about the discrimination that she suffered, to talk about her interactions with the mayor.' That's what it means to be transparent, and if he want to be the leader of the Democratic Party that is the minimum standard," Warren said. 

It only seems fair that if Warren was willing to release an embarrassing DNA test proving that she's a pathological liar and a complete fraud, then Bloomberg should be forced to release NDAs that might similarly embarrass the candidate and his campaign.