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Harold Ford Jr. fired due to sexual harassment allegations

Harold Ford Jr. fired due to sexual harassment allegations”

While this woman did not work for the financial firm, various witnesses have corroborated her claims about Ford's inappropriate behavior towards her. Morgan Stanley confirmed to HuffPost that Ford was terminated for his alleged misconduct.

At least one woman was interviewed by Morgan Stanley as part of the investigation, the Huffington Post reported.

Morgan Stanley fired former Congressman 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. Ford's ouster for alleged "misconduct" with an unidentified woman was announced Thursday via an email from the NY brokerage, where Ford, a near victor in the 2006 U.S. Senate contest in Tennessee, has worked in recent years. The incident took place several years ago when Ford and the woman were supposed to be meeting for professional reasons.

"HuffPost is not identifying the woman at her request but has reviewed emails that confirm her interactions with Ford and spoke to two people whom the woman confided in about the incident", the report stated. "One woman heard from Ford's accuser the night of the incident and described her as 'distraught, shocked, and frightened, ' and said that she was concerned about any career ramifications should she report the incident".

Ford comes from a prominent political family in Tennessee. Ford Jr. replaced his father upon retirement and kept the seat for 10 years. 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 will manage relationships with corporate directors, senior executives and institutional investors, as well as private clients".

He had meanwhile been keeping his political irons hot as a frequent guest commentator on the NBC "Morning Joe" program and in other venues, like a continuing role as lecturer at the Gerald Ford School of Public Policy at the University of MI, the former congressman's alma mater.



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