Morgan Stanley fired former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. after conducting an investigation into harassment, making him the latest in a string of high-profile men to lose their jobs after accusations of mistreating women.
The former lawmaker's firing came after a human resources investigation into allegations.
The online publication also cites two interviews with the woman who accused Ford in the incident that she says happened several years ago.
A spokesman for the financial firm said this week that he was sacked for 'conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies'.
A woman who worked with Ford but wasn't a Morgan Stanley employee told HuffPo reporters that Ford harassed and intimidated her, and "forcibly grabbed her one evening in Manhattan", and then pestered her in a series of emails afterward. He will have a full report on FOX13 News at 5 and 6. She told The Huffington Post that the incident caused her to seek aid from a building security guard. I have never forcibly grabbed any woman or man in my life. Ford reportedly replied to the email and essentially admitted guilt by apologizing for the incident. Ford continued to contact her after the encounter until she wrote an email asking him to cease contact.
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Ford denied the allegations in a statement to HuffPost and said he would bring legal action against Morgan Stanley and the woman.
False claims like this undermine real silence breakers. "He will manage relationships with corporate directors, senior executives and institutional investors, as well as private clients".
Ford Jr. joined congress at the age of 26 in 1997, taking over his father's seat as the Democratic Representative of Tennessee's 9th District. In 2006, he made an unsuccessful bid for the Senate, losing to Sen. He is alson one of the most visible members MSNBC's team of contributors - particularly on the network's "Morning Joe".
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