Ooooh, I do love a scandal!!
Sexual harassment case could haunt Bloomberg run
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks his mind and that is a big part of his cachet in anything-goes New York.
But new details from a sexual harassment lawsuit he settled in 2000 and other racy comments over the years show how his blunt style could prove a liability if he runs for president as an independent.
Before his election as mayor in 2001, Bloomberg was the target of a sexual harassment suit by a female executive who accused him of making repeated raunchy sexual comments while he was chief executive of his financial company, Bloomberg LP.
Bloomberg denied the accusations. Both sides were barred from commenting because of confidentiality agreements. Stu Loeser, the mayor’s spokesman, said Friday he had no comment for this story.