Harold Ford Jr. Fired by Morgan Stanley Over Inappropriate ‘Conduct’

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Harold Ford Jr., a former congressman switched Wall Street rainmaker, was fired by the economic services company Morgan Stanley in new days “for carry out inconsistent with our ideals and in violation of our policies,” the company said in a statement on Thursday.

Morgan Stanley declined to say particularly what prompted the firing. But it came after a female who did not work at the strong accused Mr. Ford of performing inappropriately in a professional setting, relating to a person briefed on the facts of the allegations. The firing was before reported by HuffPost.

With the firing, Mr. Ford became the most recent prominent man to reduce his job amid heightened scrutiny of workplace behavior.

In a statement supplied by his law firm, Mr. Ford denied the promises and threatened to sue the bank and his accuser, who he identified as a reporter, for damaging his reputation.

“This simply did not happen,” Mr. Ford wrote. “I have under no circumstances forcibly grabbed any girl or gentleman in my lifestyle.” He added that socializing with users of the press was component of his job, he said that “fake claims such as this undermine the true silence breakers.”

Mr. Ford dished up five terms in Congress as a Democrat representing a Tennessee district after 1st being elected in 1996. He became a member of Morgan Stanley as a controlling director and senior client-relationship manager in 2011 after a stint as a vice chairman and senior insurance policy adviser at Bank of America.

Mr. Ford appears frequently on the MSNBC express “Morning Joe.” An MSNBC spokesman declined to comment on Thursday for the record.

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