Harold Ford, Jr. responds to misconduct allegations, denies any wrongdoing

By: Greg Coy

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Former Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. has been fired by Morgan Stanley amid allegations of misconduct, according to a report from the Huffington Post

Ford was the firm’s managing director.  

The former Memphian's firing came after a human resources investigation into allegations.

READ: Full Huffington Post story

At least one woman was interviewed by Morgan Stanley as part of the investigation, the Huffington Post reported. That woman alleged Ford harassed, intimidated, and forcibly grabbed her – and she had to seek help from a security guard.

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

Ford responded to the allegations in a tweet.

An hour later, Ford tweeted again. He identified the alleged victim as a news reporter and further expounded on the allegations.

Ford promises to fight his termination in court.  

The employment counsel for Harold Ford released the following 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 provide me with a reason. This all demonstrates how this was a matter of convenience during a hyper-sensitive time and not based on real facts."

- John Singer of Singer Deutsch LLP

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