Former Dem rep fired by Morgan Stanley denies harassment allegations

08 December, 2017, 01:51 | Author: Darnell Patrick
  • Reuters

The charges, which include grabbing and harassment of a professional colleague, were first reported in the Huffington Post and led to an internal investigation at Morgan Stanley. I will now be bringing legal action against [the woman] who has made these false claims about me as well as Morgan Stanley for improper termination, ' he said.

HuffPost's Yaher Ali reports that former Democratic Congressman Harold Ford Jr. has been fired by Morgan Stanley after allegations of sexual misconduct.

"We are looking into the report about Harold Ford Jr.", the network said in a statement.

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

Ford referred to the accuser as a "news reporter". She said a security guard from a building also came to her aid in the physical altercation.

"I have never forcibly grabbed any woman or man in my life", Ford tweeted after HuffPost broke the story Thursday. News has not confirmed the details of the accusation nor spoken to the accuser, who was not identified in the Huffington Post.


He added: "I support and have tremendous respect for the fearless women now speaking out in this important national dialogue". He added that socializing with members of the press was part of his job, he said that "false claims like this undermine the real silence breakers".

But an email obtained by the reporter reveals that Ford apologized to the woman he allegedly harassed after she told him to back off and stop asking her out for drinks. "This all demonstrates how this was a matter of convenience during a hyper-sensitive time and not based on real facts".

"There are hundreds and hundreds of investment banking cases that we've handled and I can't recall an instance where the company didn't directly reach out" or offer a reason for the termination", he told CNBC.

At Morgan Stanley, he was tasked with 'managing relationships with corporate directors, senior executives and institutional investors, as well as private clients'.

Mr. Ford appears regularly on the MSNBC show "Morning Joe".

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