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Morgan Stanley fires ex-Congressman Ford after misconduct probe

Morgan Stanley fires ex-Congressman Ford after misconduct probe

"He has been terminated for conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies", Michele Davis, a spokeswoman for New York-based Morgan Stanley, said Thursday in a statement.

Former Democratic congressman and MSNBC mainstay Harold Ford Jr. was sacked on Thursday by Morgan Stanley after he was accused of "harassment, intimidation, and forcibly" grabbing a woman several years ago, according to HuffPost.

The accuser was "not a Morgan Stanley employee but interacted with Ford in a professional capacity", according to the report.

According to the complaint, Ford engaged in sexual misconduct toward one women, including once grabbing her in the lobby of a building and routinely harassing her afterward. The incident took place several years ago when Ford and the woman were supposed to be meeting for professional reasons. She also produced emails from Ford that ended with her asking him to stop contacting her and Ford apologizing and agreeing not to. She said she had to seek help from a nearby security guard. Ford Jr. replaced his father upon retirement and kept the seat for 10 years.

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But by early afternoon, the eastern border of the evacuation area had enlarged to the Haynes Canyon area. LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas warned that the battle was likely to continue until at least Friday.

Ford made an unsuccessful bid for a Senate seat in 2006 but was defeated by Republican Sen.

Since leaving Congress in 2007, Ford has worked for two financial services companies, first for Merrill Lynch and then Morgan Stanley, which he joined in 2011 as a managing director.

He had meanwhile been keeping his political irons hot as a frequent guest commentator on the NBC "Morning Joe" program and in other venues, like a continuing role as lecturer at the Gerald Ford School of Public Policy at the University of MI, the former congressman's alma mater.


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