Bloomberg says 3 women can be released from nondisclosure agreements

Bloomberg says 3 women can be released from nondisclosure agreements
Democratic presidential candidate former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg (Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg said Friday that he will release three women from nondisclosure agreements.

The nondisclosure agreements have prevented the women from speaking publicly about sexual harassment or discrimination suits filed against him over the last three decades.

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Dozens of lawsuits have been filed against his company over the years. Bloomberg said his company has identified “three NDAs that we signed over the past 30-plus years with women to address complaints about comments they said I had made.”

Bloomberg, in his first debate appearance was asked if he would release from nondisclosure agreements women in his company who have complained about a hostile workplace.

He was hesitant in some answers and seemed nervous when answering other pointed questions, many thrown at him by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.