Morgan Stanley fires former Memphis congressman after misconduct probe

Morgan Stanley fires former Memphis congressman after misconduct probe

Morgan Stanley fires former Memphis congressman after misconduct probe

While this woman did not work for the financial firm, various witnesses have corroborated her claims about Ford's inappropriate behavior towards her. Morgan Stanley confirmed to HuffPost that Ford was terminated for his alleged misconduct.

Former US Democratic congressman Harold Ford, Jr. was sacked by Morgan Stanley for inappropriate conduct.

Former congressman Harold Ford Jr. has unequivocally denied allegations of misconduct which prompted him to be fired from Morgan Stanley on Thursday.

In two interviews with HuffPost, the woman alleged that Ford engaged in harassment, intimidation, and forcibly grabbed her one evening in Manhattan, leading her to seek aid from a building security guard. She claims however that she met with Ford Jr. under professional circumstances "several years ago" but does not say exactly when.

"I have never forcibly grabbed any woman or man in my life", he said, in a statement released by his spokesman, Davidson Goldin. But it's also even worse than that because we now know that the woman in question was a reporter, and we know it because Ford Jr. said so in a statement of innocence tweeted out by HuffPo's Yashar Ali.

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The former lawmaker's firing came after a human resources investigation into allegations.

Ford strongly denied the allegations in a statement, writing: "I support and have tremendous respect for the fearless women now speaking out in this important national dialogue". He also said he intends to file a lawsuit against Morgan Stanley over his "improper termination" and separately sue a HuffPost reporter over "these false claims". He worked for Merrill Lynch and started at Morgan Stanley in 2011 as a managing partner.

The son of a long-term Tennessee congressman, Mr. Ford served in the House of Representatives for a decade before running unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in 2006.

He is a frequent television commentator and has appeared on NBC, MSNBC, and CNBC. A spokesperson for MSNBC did not immediately respond to TheWrap's request for comment.

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