Harold Ford Jr., former congressman, denies sexual harassment allegations

by Garry Watts December 8, 2017, 1:29
Harold Ford Jr., former congressman, denies sexual harassment allegations

A woman had accused the former lawmaker of harassment and intimidation, according to their report. "False claims like this undermine the real silence breakers", he said.

Morgan Stanley declined to say specifically what prompted the firing.

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

Ford denied the accusation and said that he would "be bringing legal action" against the accuser as well as Morgan Stanley.

The woman alleging misconduct was not a Morgan Stanley employee.

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The Huffington Post earlier cited an unnamed woman who claimed Ford harassed her on a night several years ago. She sought the help of a security guard to escape the situation.

Another person corroborated her account, telling The Huffington Post that they spoke with her after the incident.

The report includes details of an email the woman sent to the former Tennessee politician, asking him to cease contact because of the harassment. In those emails, she claims he apologized for the alleged grabbing.

John Singer, a lawyer for Ford, said in a statement: "Morgan Stanley has still not told Harold directly of his termination, and unlike every other circumstance I've been in, the company has refused to provide me with a reason". His father, Harold Ford Sr., held a congressional seat for 12 terms before retiring, leaving his son to run for the seat, a race which he won handily. He is alson one of the most visible members MSNBC's team of contributors - particularly on the network's "Morning Joe".

Ford, who was the congressman representing the all-Shelby County 9th District from 1997-2006, moved to New York City after a failed bid for the U.S. Senate in 2006. Mark Halperin, another of the show's regular fixtures, was sacked amid accusations of sexual misconduct last month.

A spokeswoman told Reuters on Thursday that Ford had been fired, saying that he was let go for "conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies".


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