Ford Fired By Morgan Stanley In Harassment Investigation

Former Dem rep fired by Morgan Stanley after harassment investigation

A spokeswoman for Morgan Stanley confirmed to the Daily News that Ford was sacked for "conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies".

Name SearchWatch Service' Morgan Stanley following a company investigation into allegations he harassed, intimidated and forcibly grabbed a co-worker, according to Huffington Post.

Harold Ford Jr., a former Democratic congressman-turned-financial director and regular Morning Joe guest, has reportedly been fired from Morgan Stanley due to allegations of misconduct.

Ex-Democratic congressman Harold Ford Jr. was sacked from Morgan Stanley on Thursday.

Yashar Ali reported for HuffPost that a woman who worked with Ford said she was interviewed by Morgan Stanley's HR department for a probe on misconduct.

John Singer, a lawyer for Ford, said in a statement: "Morgan Stanley has still not told Harold directly of his termination, and unlike every other circumstance I've been in, the company has refused to provide me with a reason".

Ford responded to the allegations in a tweet.


She says he continued to ask her out for drinks and only stopped when she asked him to. "I have never forcibly grabbed any woman or man in my life".

Now, Ford has vociferously denied these allegations and has threatened legal action against The Huffington Post and Morgan Stanley for wrongful termination.

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".

With the firing, Mr. Ford became the latest prominent man to lose his job amid heightened scrutiny of workplace behavior. False claims like this undermine the real silence breakers.

Ford was first elected to congress at 26 years old, where he represented Tennessee's 9th district from 1996 to 2007. Ford Jr. replaced his father upon retirement and kept the seat for 10 years.

Ford has also been a political analyst on NBC/MSNBC. A representative for MSNBC wasn't immediately available for comment.

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