PRESIDENTIAL hopeful Mike Bloomberg has back-flipped on his refusal to legally release women from Non-Disclosure Agreements they signed while working for him.
Bloomberg bowed to pressure on Friday after he was grilled by fellow presidential wannabes at the Democratic Debate in Nevada on Wednesday, most notably Senator Elizabeth Warren.
In a statement posted to his campaign website, Bloomberg revealed that anyone who has signed an NDA in relation to complaints made against him at his company will be released from the agreement if they want – but claimed there were only three such agreements.
“I’ve had the company go back over its record and they’ve identified 3 NDAs that we signed over the past 30-plus years with women to address complaints about comments they said I had made,” he said in the statement.
“If any of them want to be released from their NDA so that they can talk about those allegations, they should contact the company and they’ll be given a release.
“I’ve done a lot of reflecting on this issue over the past few days and I’ve decided that for as long as I’m running the company, we won’t offer confidentiality agreements to resolve claims of sexual harassment or misconduct going forward,” he added.
More to come.