Morgan Stanley Fires Former Dem Rep. Harold Ford Jr

07 December, 2017, 22:25 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Harold Ford Jr. fired due to sexual harassment¬†allegations

Former Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford Jr. was sacked by Morgan Stanley following the company's investigation into alleged misconduct, according to a report Thursday.

He is alson one of the most visible members MSNBC's team of contributors - particularly on the network's "Morning Joe".

The online publication also cites two interviews with the woman who accused Ford in the incident that she says happened several years ago.

He denies the allegations, stating, "False claims like this undermine the real silence breakers".

The report includes details of an email the woman sent to the former Tennessee politician, asking him to cease contact because of the harassment.

Afterward, Ford continued to email her and ask her out to drinks.

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An email to Morgan Stanley wasn't returned and Ford couldn't be reached immediately for comment.

"I'm just learning right now", he said before hanging up on a reporter.

HuffPost is not identifying the woman at her request but has reviewed emails that confirm her interactions with Ford and spoke to two people whom the woman confided in about the incident.

She was left "distraught, shocked and frightened" by the incident, an acquaintance said. "I have never forcibly grabbed any woman or man in my life", Ford wrote. He will have a full report on FOX13 News at 5 and 6.

"I will now be bringing legal action against the reporter who has made these false claims about me as well as Morgan Stanely for my improper termination". His father, Harold Ford Sr., held a congressional seat for 12 terms before retiring, leaving his son to run for the seat, a race which he won handily. He worked for Merrill Lynch and started at Morgan Stanley in 2011 as a managing partner.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Harold Ford Jr., arrives to address the Executive Women's Association on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, in Knoxville, Tenn.

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