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Morgan Stanley Fires Former Dem Rep. Harold Ford Jr

Morgan Stanley Fires Former Dem Rep. Harold Ford Jr

Former Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford Jr. was sacked by Morgan Stanley following the company's investigation into alleged misconduct, according to a report Thursday.

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.

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.

The email, which was reviewed by HuffPost, shows that the woman emailed Ford after he repeatedly asked her to drinks. (D-Tenn.) threatened legal action on Thursday after allegations he forcibly grabbed, harassed and intimidated a woman several years ago, leading to his termination from his post at Morgan Stanley.

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Ford responded to the allegations in a tweet. Ford reportedly replied to the email and essentially admitted guilt by apologizing for the incident.

Ford, 47, is part of the prominent Ford Family of Memphis politics and was widely considered a rising star in Democratic politics with national political aspirations.

Ford Jr. spent 10 years in Congress from 1997 to 2007, taking over the Tennessee district formerly held by his father. Ford lost that hotly contested 2006 race by fewer than three points to current Republican Sen.

Ford has also been a political analyst on NBC/MSNBC. During that campaign, a negative political ad aimed at Ford Jr. caused a firestorm when it mentioned his attendance at a 2005 Superbowl party hosted by Playboy.

Before joining Morgan Stanley in 2011, Ford worked for Merrill Lynch and Co. Inc.