OMG, you guys, it's FINALLY time to ring the "Sexual Harassment Scandal Rocks A SIFI" klaxon!!!
Former Democratic Congressman Harold Ford Jr. has been fired for misconduct by Morgan Stanley after facing a human resources investigation into allegations of misconduct, a company spokeswoman confirmed.
Aww, shit. Nevermind...it's just a former member of the US House of Representatives. Jim Gorman can't be blamed for this, those congresspeople are animals. Just ask Morgan Stanley:
“He has been terminated for conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies,” a spokeswoman for Morgan Stanley told HuffPost in an email.
See, Morgan Stanley likes to limit its naughty behavior to pumping SNAP and TSLA. And the only people that can openly harass each other are senior execs hoping to be CEO.
But just for shits and giggles, what is Ford Jr. accused of doing?
In two interviews with HuffPost, the woman alleged that Ford engaged in harassment, intimidation, and forcibly grabbed her one evening in Manhattan, leading her to seek aid from a building security guard. The incident took place several years ago when Ford and the woman were supposed to be meeting for professional reasons. Ford continued to contact her after the encounter until she wrote an email asking him to cease contact.
The email, which was reviewed by HuffPost, shows that the woman emailed Ford after he repeatedly asked her to drinks. She asked him not to contact her anymore, citing his inappropriate conduct the evening where he forcibly grabbed and harassed her. Ford replied to the email by apologizing and agreeing not to contact her.
Wow, that's pretty terrible and dumb. But it's also even worse than that because we now know that the woman in question was a reporter, and we know it because Ford Jr. said so in a statement of innocence tweeted out by HuffPo's Yashar Ali.
So Morgan Stanley has learned an important lesson here, never hire a DC politician to make it rain inside the firm. Politicians are all sex monsters, so you're much better off with the one kind of person that guarantees you perfect behavior, sexual propriety and moral sobriety: a Wall Street investment banker.