Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg has come under heavy criticism as new information surfaces from previously settled or dismissed lawsuits.
The lawsuits paint “a disturbing picture of misogynistic behavior,” the left-leaning Daily Beast reports.
The legal briefs were released to the Washington Post under the Freedom of Information Act. These lawsuits were reported filed long before the era of #MeToo.
These documents reveal that a number of women allege there were attempts by Bloomberg to keep them quiet on these matters.
“In one high-profile complaint, saleswoman Sekiko Sakai Garrison alleges that, when told of a male colleague’s impending marriage, Bloomberg suggested to female salespeople, ‘All of you girls line up to give him [oral sex] as a wedding present,'” the report adds.
“That suit also alleges that, on a number of occasions, Bloomberg said, ‘I’d f— that in a second’ when he saw certain women,” the Daily Beast reported.
Bloomberg may receive more questions about allegation related to his methods in attempting to keep the allegations quiet. “A spokesman told the Post that Bloomberg would not release anyone from a confidentiality agreement, and that he did not intend to release his depositions in any of the newly revealed cases,” the Daily Beast concluded.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway confirmed on Fox News that more information about these allegations against Bloomberg will come to light.
Conway said, “The way Michael Bloomberg treated employees, female employees … to have created that kind culture, that unsafe workplace, to feel that you’re being harassed because of your gender, that is problematic. I think you’re going to hear more of it.”
Conway responded to a question about The Washington Post report on a booklet from 1990 that contained sexist remarks, “It should be an issue here and now, today.”
“You don’t have to wait for an election to be offended by the fact that Michael Bloomberg, according to other Bloomberg employees, said to a woman who announced she was pregnant, as she’s been congratulated by her coworkers, says aren’t you going to kill it?” Conway said.
“This is a woman who relied upon her employment, relied upon Michael Bloomberg for her employment and her maternity benefits as she’s found out the good news,” Conway added.
When asked about President Trump, Conway said, “Oh please. First of all, I’ve been working by his side for four years. He [President Trump] is the best boss I’ve ever had.”
Conway said Bloomberg’s sexist comments are “far worse” and she encouraged women to “come forward” about these allegations against Bloomberg.