Morgan Stanley fires former USA lawmaker for misconduct

Former Dem rep fired by Morgan Stanley denies 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.

The woman alleges Ford continued to contact her after the incident, and she eventually requested he cease contact, the report states. She claimed Ford harassed, intimidated and "forcibly grabbed her" in Manhattan several years go.

The announcement of Ford's termination from Morgan Stanley said, "He has been terminated for conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies", The Huffington Post website published accounts of its interviews with the woman whose accusations against Ford, who is married and has two children, resulted in his current predicament.

The email, which was reviewed by HuffPost, shows that the woman emailed Ford after he repeatedly asked her to drinks.

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

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Ford comes from a prominent political family in Tennessee.

Ford left Congress in 2007 and has been a managing director at Morgan Stanley since 2011. 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.

At the time Morgan Stanley announced the hire, The New York Times described Ford's role as a rainmaker of sorts: "Mr. Ford will be responsible for "building business opportunities" for clients, Morgan Stanley said".

Ford regularly appears on MSNBC's "Morning Joe", where now-disgraced political reporter Mark Halperin was also a frequent guest.

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