Ford Fired By Morgan Stanley In Harassment Investigation

Ford Fired By Morgan Stanley In Harassment Investigation

The former Memphian's firing came after a human resources investigation into allegations.

After the alleged incident, he continued to contact her until she specifically told him not to, the news outlet reported.

The unnamed woman - who doesn't work at Morgan Stanley but had professional interactions with Ford - said she was forced to seek help from a building security guard. Ford reportedly replied to the email and essentially admitted guilt by apologizing for the incident.

The email, which was reviewed by HuffPost, shows that the woman emailed Ford after he repeatedly asked her to drinks.

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He had meanwhile been keeping his political irons hot as a frequent guest commentator on the NBC "Morning Joe" program and in other venues, like a continuing role as lecturer at the Gerald Ford School of Public Policy at the University of MI, the former congressman's alma mater. The network parted ways with Halperin in October after he was accused of sexually harassing female colleagues.

He worked for Merrill Lynch and started at Morgan Stanley in 2011 as a managing partner. 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. Ford served in the House for almost 10 years before deciding to run for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Republican Bill Frist. After his narrow loss to Republican Bob Corker in the 2006 Senate race, Ford served a spell as chairman of the now defunct Democratic Leadership Council and taught at Vanderbilt University. A spokesperson for MSNBC did not immediately respond to TheWrap's request for comment.

Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News.

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