Former Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford Jr. denies he forcibly grabbed woman
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —
Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. will not be a contributor on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program until allegations of misconduct against him are resolved.
"Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski announced Friday that Ford and MSNBC agreed the frequent contributor would not appear until resolving recent accusations.
The announcement comes a day after Ford was fired by Morgan Stanley amid a report by HuffPost that a woman alleged that Ford forcibly grabbed her several years ago, engaging in harassment and intimidation.
Ford denied the allegations and told HuffPost he planned on bringing legal action against the reporter who made the claims and Morgan Stanley for improper termination."
Ford joined Morgan Stanley in 2011 as a managing director. He was a Democratic congressman for Tennessee from 1997 to 2007.
Political reporter Mark Halperin was also suspended from his role as an MSNBC contributor following allegations of misconduct.
A former Tennessee Congressmen is denying allegations of sexual harassment.
FOX News, citing The Huffington Post, reported that Harold Ford Jr. was fired from Morgan and Stanley after accusations that "harassment, intimidation and forcibly" grabbing a woman several years ago.
After the report broke, Ford tweeted that the allegations are untrue.
"In regards to news today, This simply did not happen. I have never forcibly grabbed any woman or man in my life," Ford tweeted.
According to the reports, the accuser was not a Morgan and Stanley employee, but did work with Ford on a professional basis.
Ford joined Morgan Stanley in 2011 as a managing director. He was a Democratic congressman for Tennessee.
This allegation is the latest in recent accusations against multiple politicians and celebrities.