Skip to comments.The Ex-Congressman (Harold Ford) Fired By Morgan Stanley...Is Threatening To Sue
Posted on 12/07/2017 1:38:54 PM PST by blam
Harold Ford, Jr. a former U.S. Democratic lawmaker turned investment banker, threatened to sue Morgan Stanley after he was fired from the bank for inappropriate conduct.
A spokeswoman told Reuters on Thursday that Ford had been fired, saying that he was let go for "conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies."
The news of Ford's departure was first reported by the Huffington Post, which cited interviews with an unnamed woman who claimed Ford harassed her on a night several years ago.
Ford issued a statement to multiple media outlets that denies any allegations and threatens legal action against the bank as well as the person who made the allegations against him, who Ford describes as a news reporter. Here's the statement:
"This simply did not happen. I have never forcibly grabbed any woman or man in my life. Having drinks and dinner for work is part of my job, and all of my outreach to the news reporter making these false allegations was professional and at the direction of my firm for business purposes. I support and have tremendous respect for the brave women now speaking out in this important national dialogue. False claims like this undermine the real silence breakers. I will now be bringing legal action against the reporter who has made these false claims about me as well as Morgan Stanley for improper termination."
Ford, a frequent guest on news and finance TV shows, served five terms in the U.S. House of Representatives for Tennessee's 9th district before joining Morgan Stanley in 2011.
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Well gee Wally, a woman wouldn’t lie just to make some easy money would she?
So sue. It’s his money.
Maybe her real complaint was that he did not grab her.
I wish him well. A black former Congressman suing a Wall Street leviathan and a reporter will make for some great theater.
“Having drinks and dinner for work is part of my job, and all of my outreach to the news reporter making these false allegations was professional and at the direction of my firm for business purposes.”
He’s a professional drinker.
The liberal “war on men” continues...
It was his “outreach” that was the problem.
I’m not so sure it’s a war on men. Beta-male metrosexuals don’t seem to be the target. What I see is a war on masculinity.
He’ll sue and claim Morgan Stanley is racist. Mark my words.
Mr. RooRoo worked for Morgan Stanley for many years. They are a first-class, classy organization, and they are also very conservative.
They knew they were dealing with a black employee who would likely scream “RACIST” if he was terminated for bad conduct. I am confident they would not have canned Harold Ford had there not been compelling evidence of sexual harassment.
That is his escape door.
The entire Ford family out of Memphis always were hard core libs/socialists. Check his credentials for the job.
This whole hysteria has a definite tendency to become a Witch hunt,as shown by the persecution of Clarence Thomas and Roy Moore. Even though Ford’s a,black Democrat, he deserves a,presumption of innocence and a right to make his case; he definitely deserved it before being fired. Frankly. I hope he’s innocent and hope he screws his adversaries.
until only eunuchs will be employable.
This is just maneuvering for a sweet severance package.
They’re a dirty bunch, the Fords.
I wouldn’t give a crap for Harold either.
But a guy taking a woman to dinner, hugs her, what else?
On “a” night several years ago?
Sue her AND Morgan Stanley.
How did a history major (BA) who failed the damn bar exam get that job? Tell me. Even back in 1975 they wanted business/econ/finance types.
Do you believe a Ford?
Do you believe a Ford?
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