Angry Mike Bloomberg
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As Mike Bloomberg buys his way into the 2020 Democratic primary race, the vertically challenged former New York City Mayor’s past allegations of sexism, racism, and misogyny are coming back to haunt him.

 

As we reported last week Mike Bloomberg was caught on tape spewing some racially charged comments when he was defending his Stop-And-Frisk policies in 2015.

Now the Washington Post reported that when Bloomberg turned 48-years-old in 1990, his employees gave him a 32-page booklet containing his most outlandish remarks as a gag-style present.

The most explosive revelation, however, stems from a high-profile 1990s case where a former saleswoman sued Bloomberg and his company alleging she was discriminated against on the basis of her sex.

According to the woman, Bloomberg told her to “kill it,” referring to her unborn baby, when he learned that she was pregnant.

She also accused Bloomberg’s company of having a racist work culture.

The Post also interviewed a former Bloomberg employee, David Zielenziger, who said he witnessed the exchange between the business mogul and the woman and describes the candidate’s behavior toward the woman as “outrageous.”

According to court documents, the plaintiff, whose name is Sekiko Sakai Garrison, claimed that Bloomberg was upset that several of his female employees were pregnant:

According to court documents, the plaintiff, whose name is Sekiko Sakai Garrison, claimed that Bloomberg was upset that several of his female employees were pregnant:

On April 11, 1995 at approximately 11:20 a.m., Bloomberg was having a photograph taken with two female Company salespeople and a group of N.Y.U. Business School students, in the company snack area. When Bloomberg noticed Garrison standing nearby, he asked, “Why didn’t they ask you to be in the picture?

I guess they saw your face.” Continuing his penchant for ridiculing recently married women in his employ, Bloomberg asked plaintiff, “How’s married life? You married?”

Plaintiff responded that her marriage was great and was going to get better in a few months: that she was pregnant, and the baby was due the following September.

He [Bloomberg] responded to her “Kill it!” Plaintiff asked Bloomberg to repeat himself, and again he said, “Kill it!” and muttered, “Great! Number 16!” suggesting to plaintiff his unhappiness that sixteen women in the Company had maternity-related status. Then he walked away.

Garrison also alleged that Bloomberg berated other expecting mothers.

In her lawsuit, Garrison accused the New York businessman of mistreating another woman struggling to find childcare services. “It’s a f—— baby! . . . All you need is some black who doesn’t have to speak English to rescue it from a burning building.”

Bloomberg has denied the allegations under oath but later entered into a financial settlement with Garrison.




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