Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Morgan Stanley fires former United States lawmaker for misconduct

Morgan Stanley fires former United States lawmaker for misconduct

A woman who dealt with Ford in a professional capacity, but who isn't an employee of the bank, was interviewed by Morgan Stanley's human resources department in the probe, according to the Huffington Post.

Photo Harold Ford Jr., a former congressman, was sacked from his position as a managing director at the financial services firm Morgan Stanley for what the company described as behavior "inconsistent with our values".

In her account, the woman, who is not identified in the story, said she and Ford were meeting for business reasons when the incident took place.

The woman alleges Ford continued to contact her after the incident, and she eventually requested he cease contact, the report states.

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. In a response email, the woman allegedly told him to stop contacting her and cited his inappropriate behavior during their last encounter.

She also contacted two women the night of the incident and confided in them about what happened, according to the story.

Ford responded to the allegations in a tweet.

Ford, 47, is part of the prominent Ford Family of Memphis politics and was widely considered a rising star in Democratic politics with national political aspirations.

But just for shits and giggles, what is Ford Jr. accused of doing? After his narrow loss to Republican Bob Corker in the 2006 Senate race, Ford served a spell as chairman of the now defunct Democratic Leadership Council and taught at Vanderbilt University. He worked for Fox News briefly and then became a contributor at MSNBC where he has been appearing on Morning Joe and other programs for a decade.

Ford was hired by Morgan Stanley in 2011 as a senior client relationship manager.

Like this: