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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Former five-term Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford Jr. has been fired from his job at Morgan Stanley due to an allegation of sexual harassment dating back several years.
In a statement to WREG, a spokesperson for the company confirmed the news saying he was terminated “for conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies.”
The Huffington Post reported that they interviewed Ford’s accuser twice. She claimed Ford harassed, intimidated and “forcibly grabbed her” in Manhattan several years go. She said she had to seek help from a nearby security guard.
After the alleged incident, he continued to contact her until she specifically told him not to, the news outlet reported.
In a series of tweets apparently released by Harold Ford Jr, he described the allegations made against him as false.
“This simply did not happen. I have never forcibly grabbed any woman or man in my life,” read the statement, which was posted on an unverified Twitter account.
Ford says he plans to sue the woman who accused him, the reporter involved in the Huffington Post story and Morgan Stanley for wrongful termination.
The statement was released on Ford’s unverified twitter account.