Harold Ford Jr. fired from Wall Street job after sexual harassment allegation

Harold Ford Jr., the former Tennessee Democratic congressman who traded politics for Wall Street, has been fired by Morgan Stanley after a human resources investigation found he engaged in conduct “inconsistent with our values and in violation of our polices,” the company said Thursday.

Further from the Washington Post:

HuffPost on Thursday reported that a woman interviewed by Morgan Stanley as part of the investigation alleged that Ford forcibly grabbed her during a professional meeting in Manhattan several years ago. Ford allegedly harassed and intimidated the woman and continued to contact her after the encounter until she wrote an email asking him to stop.

The woman, who was not identified in the HuffPost report, is not an employee of Morgan Stanley but worked with Ford professionally, the website reported.

MSNBC said Thursday night that it is benching Ford as an on-air contributor while the company investigates the allegations, Politico reported.

…Ford denied the allegations in a series of tweets Thursday and said he plans to sue Morgan Stanley and “the reporter.”

The author of the HuffPost article, Yashar Ali, said in a tweet Thursday that he is not being sued, and that Ford was instead referring to his accuser when he tweeted about “the reporter.”

Note: Ford, who represented the 9th Congressional District in Tennessee, left the state for New York after losing the 2006 U.S. Senate race to Republican Bob Corker.

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