Harold Ford Jr. Latest Figure Cited for Sexual Harassment

Former Dem rep fired by Morgan Stanley after harassment investigation

The announcement of Ford's termination from Morgan Stanley said, "He has been terminated for conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies", The Huffington Post website published accounts of its interviews with the woman whose accusations against Ford, who is married and has two children, resulted in his current predicament.

At least one woman participated in the company's HR probe into the ex Tennessee Democrat, saying that he forcefully grabbed her during a professional meeting in Manhattan one night several years ago - then repeatedly asked her out, the site reports.

Photo Harold Ford Jr., a former congressman, was sacked from his position as a managing director at the financial services firm Morgan Stanley for what the company described as behavior "inconsistent with our values".

The woman alleges Ford continued to contact her after the incident, and she eventually requested he cease contact, the report states. Ford reportedly replied to the email and essentially admitted guilt by apologizing for the incident. "Having drinks and dinner for work is part of my job, and all of my outreach to the news reporter making these allegations was professional and at the direction of my firm for business purposes", Ford Jr. His father, Harold Ford Sr., held a congressional seat for 12 terms before retiring, leaving his son to run for the seat, a race which he won handily.

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Ford left Congress in 2007 and has been a managing director at Morgan Stanley since 2011.

Ford is also a paid political analyst for MSNBC and is a frequent contributor on "Morning Joe". Ford served in the House for almost 10 years before deciding to run for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Republican Bill Frist. Ford is battling Republican Bob Corker for the seat being vacated by Senate Majority Leader Bill First.

But just for shits and giggles, what is Ford Jr. accused of doing?

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