Washington (CNN) – Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Saturday vowed to “always be a champion” for women in the workplace as new details emerged about his alleged previous comments regarding females at the company he co-founded and owns.

“I’ve depended on their leadership, their advice and their contributions,” he wrote on Twitter. “As I’ve demonstrated throughout my career, I will always be a champion for women in the workplace.”

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The Washington Post reported earlier Saturday on several allegations against Bloomberg that he made crude remarks and fostered a culture of discrimination against women at Bloomberg L.P. during the late 1980s and 1990s, citing lawsuits filed against the former New York mayor, depositions obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and witness interviews.

A number of the lawsuits filed against Bloomberg have either been settled, dismissed in his favor, or closed due to the plaintiff’s failure to meet filing deadlines, according to the Post.

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