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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 02:00 PM

UPDATED: Former Dem rep fired by Morgan Stanley after harassment investigation

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Source: The Hill


BY BRETT SAMUELS - 12/07/17 01:06 PM EST

Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-Tenn.) was fired from his job at Morgan Stanley after an investigation into a harassment complaint from a female co-worker, HuffPost reported Thursday.

The woman, who requested to remain anonymous, alleged that Ford forcibly grabbed her one evening in Manhattan several years ago. She also accused Ford of harassment and intimidation, according to HuffPost. A spokeswoman for Morgan Stanley confirmed Ford’s firing, telling the news outlet he was terminated “for conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies.”

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Ford was elected to the House in 1996 and took office at the age of 26. He served until 2006, when he ran a failed Senate campaign. He previously served as the chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council.

Ford’s father, Harold Ford Sr., served in Congress for more than two decades before retiring and being replaced by his son.



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UPDATE

Former Dem rep fired by Morgan Stanley denies harassment allegations


Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-Tenn.) threatened legal action on Thursday after allegations he forcibly grabbed, harassed and intimidated a woman several years ago, leading to his termination from his post at Morgan Stanley.

"This simply did not happen. I have never forcibly grabbed any woman or man in my life. Having drinks and dinner for work is part of my job, and all of my outreach to the news reporter making these allegations was professional and at the direction of my firm for business purposes," Ford Jr. said in a statement posted to Twitter by a CNN reporter.

"I support and have tremendous respect for the brave women now speaking out in this important national dialogue. False claims like this undermine the real silence breakers," he said.

"I will now be bringing legal action against the reporter who has made these false claims about me as well as Morgan Stanely for my improper termination."




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dem4decades Thursday #1
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 02:03 PM

1. Pretty soon Morning Joe might be just Mika.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:11 PM

5. Firsst Halperin, now Ford.

I really hope nothing is up with Eddie Glaub, that elegant professor (Princeton?). I really like when he's on the show. And I like Meacham, too. He's a first rate historian on American history. He always has an interesting take on modern politics. And Heileman is outstanding.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 02:04 PM

2. He's on Morning Joe as well as the faculty of the University of Michigan

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 02:16 PM

3. Sigh

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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 02:27 PM

4. I expect now he'll now be booted from M$NBC.

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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:43 PM

6. He was a DINO.

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