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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:50 PM

Exclusive: Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. Fired For Misconduct By Morgan Stanley



POLITICS 12/07/2017 12:33 pm ET Updated 2 hours ago
Exclusive: Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. Fired For Misconduct By Morgan Stanley
A woman who was interviewed as part of the company’s HR probe separately told HuffPost that Ford harassed her one evening in Manhattan several years ago.
By Yashar Ali


Former Democratic Congressman Harold Ford Jr. has been fired for misconduct by Morgan Stanley after facing a human resources investigation into allegations of misconduct, a company spokeswoman confirmed.

“He has been terminated for conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies,” a spokeswoman for Morgan Stanley told HuffPost in an email.

At least one woman, who is not a Morgan Stanley employee but interacted with Ford in a professional capacity, was interviewed by Morgan Stanley’s HR department as part of the investigation.

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. The incident took place several years ago when Ford and the woman were supposed to be meeting for professional reasons. Ford continued to contact her after the encounter until she wrote an email asking him to cease contact.

The email, which was reviewed by HuffPost, shows that the woman emailed Ford after he repeatedly asked her to drinks. She asked him not to contact her anymore, citing his inappropriate conduct the evening where he forcibly grabbed and harassed her.

Ford replied to the email by apologizing and agreeing not to contact her. “Hey very sorry. Meant no harm,” the email reads. “And I apologize for whatever I may have said or what was said. And my overtures are strictly professional. Again I apologize didn’t mean to be inappropriate at all. Sorry that impression was left.”

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:53 PM

1. Weird headline: "Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. Fired For Misconduct By Morgan Stanley"

Makes it sound like Morgan Stanley committed the misconduct - should have been "Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. Fired By Morgan Stanley For Misconduct."

In any event, I've never liked that guy.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:56 PM

2. I never liked him either. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:27 PM

3. He's frequently on Morning Joe, wonder if they'll keep him..n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 08:28 PM

4. DINO nt

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