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Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. Fired For Misconduct By Morgan Stanley

Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. Fired For Misconduct By Morgan Stanley

In her account, the woman, who is not identified in the story, said she and Ford were meeting for business reasons when the incident took place.

Former Democratic Congressman Harold Ford Jr. was sacked from Morgan Stanley for "conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies", a spokesperson told CNBC Thursday.

The report comes amid a wave of sexual misconduct allegations in recent weeks against prominent politicians. Rep. He worked for Merrill Lynch and started at Morgan Stanley in 2011 as a managing partner.

The firing came as the former lawmaker was facing allegations of misconduct, according to a report in The Huffington Post, which was the first outlet to report the firing.

"He has been terminated for conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies", a spokeswoman for the company told HuffPost.

The woman alleges Ford continued to contact her after the incident, and she eventually requested he cease doing so, according to HuffPost. In a response email, the woman allegedly told him to stop contacting her and cited his inappropriate behavior during their last encounter.

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'This simply did not happen. "I have never forcibly grabbed any woman or man in my life", Ford wrote.

In a statement, Ford disputed the allegations and said he would sue the woman, who he revealed was a reporter.

Ford denied the accusation and said that he would "be bringing legal action" against the accuser as well as Morgan Stanley. "False claims like this undermine the real silence breakers".

At Morgan Stanley, he was tasked with 'managing relationships with corporate directors, senior executives and institutional investors, as well as private clients'.

Ford Jr. joined congress at the age of 26 in 1997, taking over his father's seat as the Democratic Representative of Tennessee's 9th District.

Ford also serves as a paid on-air political analyst for NBC/MSNBC and regularly appears on the MSNBC program "Morning Joe".

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