Al Hunt, Bloomberg News’ former Washington editor and one of the organization’s most visible faces in politics until his 2018 exit, was accused over the course of years by multiple women of giving unsolicited massages and verbally berating employees for minor infractions.
Sources tell Business Insider that Hunt was known to favor a small group of women that some employees called “Al’s Angels,” giving them plum reporting assignments, invitations to key meetings with DC power brokers, and in at least some cases, career advancement, according to former employees.
Business Insider has learned of at least two instances in which Bloomberg agreed to pay women to settle potential claims over Hunt’s conduct.
Hunt denies touching anyone inappropriately and says he was a supportive boss who did not engage in favoritism.
In a statement, a Bloomberg LP spokesperson declined to dispute any of the claims regarding Hunt, saying “there are certainly instances where we wish we had handled some complaints differently.”