Michael Bloomberg just jumped into the race for president as a champion for minorities, but he is also being accused of years of fostering an anti-woman culture at his businesses.
Bloomberg claims that he is the champion for the common person, but what few members of the media are talking about is that he has been accused of sexually degrading woman time and again by multiple female employees going way back to the 1990s.
One female employee, for instance, claims that when she was pregnant, Bloomberg told her to “kill” her baby so that she can remain at work instead of taking time off to have a baby.
“He told me to ‘kill it’ in a serious monotone voice,” the woman alleged in a lawsuit according to ABC News. “I asked ‘What? What did you just say?’ He looked at me and repeated in a deliberate manner ‘kill it.'”
In that same lawsuit, he was accused of telling a woman, “I’d like to do that piece of meat,” and “I would DO you in a second.”
But that is only one of 17 cases that ABC found where female employees had accused Bloomberg of wildly inappropriate and demeaning behavior.
Many of the cases he just settled for big dollars to make them go away.
Yet, these cases are not just ancient history, either, because three of them are still active and going through the courts.
Indeed, his inappropriate rhetoric is so common that he was once given a joke gift consisting of a book filled with his off-color comments with phrases such as “Make the customer think he’s getting laid when he’s getting [expletive],” and, “If women wanted to be appreciated for their brains, they’d go to the library instead of to Bloomingdales.”
According to ABC:
“The atmosphere was toxic and harassing,” said Bonnie Josephs, a New York attorney who represented the woman who alleged that Bloomberg suggested she terminate her pregnancy.
While many of the cases brought against Bloomberg LP over the years have taken aim at other managers and executives, several of the early complaints alleged Bloomberg’s attitude and statements about women fostered a hostile work environment himself. Some were dismissed, while others were settled with no admission of wrongdoing
This guy claims he is the man of the people? As ABC notes, Bloomberg literally has decades of court cases and accusations about his harassing behavior.
Why is so much of the media silent about this?
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