Former Congressman and cable news commentator Harold Ford Jr. was abruptly fired from his position at Morgan Stanley on Thursday, following a report the 47-year-old Democrat had inappropriately “grabbed” a woman during a “professional meeting.”
Ford Jr. came under-fire after the Huffington Post published an interview with an unidentified woman who accused the liberal lawmaker of inappropriate sexual behavior; including harassment and intimidation.
“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,” writes the Huffington Post.
“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 writer adds.
Harold Ford Jr. vehemently denies the accusation, saying “This simply did not happen. I have never forcibly grabbed any woman or man in my life. Having drinks and dinner for work is part of my job.”
“False claims like this undermine the real silence breakers. I will now be bringing legal action against the reporter who has made these false claims about me as well as Morgan Stanley for improper termination,” he added.
Franken QUITS SENATE Over Multiple Sex Scandals
Disgraced liberal lawmaker Al Franken resigned from the United State Senate on Thursday, stepping down after multiple women came forward and accused the legislator of inappropriate sexual misconduct.
Franken announced his resignation during a speech on the floor of the Senate, saying he plans to quit in the “coming weeks.
“I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate”
“Today I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate,” said the Senator.
“I, of all people, am aware that there’s some irony that I am leaving while a man who’s bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office, and that a man who preys on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party,” he added.
Franken’s fall from grace began weeks ago, when a news anchor publicly accused the Senator of forcibly kissing and groping her while the two toured the Middle East. Days later, multiple women came forward and accused the legislator of inappropriately “grabbing” them while taking photographs.
BREAKING: NY Times WH Reporter SUSPENDED After Sex Accusations
The New York Times announced on Monday that it’s suspending its well-known White House correspondent Glenn Thrush after multiple women came forward with allegations of sexual misbehavior; saying he will be removed from his post pending a full investigation.
In a bombshell exposé published by Vox, the media outlet released an “incriminating” text message exchange regarding Thrush and a 23-year old female reporter.
According to the report, Thrush had acted so aggressively towards the journalist that an acquaintance contacted the Times’ reporter to discuss his behavior.
“I want to make sure you don’t lure young women aspiring journalists into those situations ever again,” she texted. “So help me out here. How can I do that?”
“I don’t lure anybody ever,” he responded. “I got drunk because I got some s***** health news. And I am acutely aware of the hurdles that young women face in this business and have spent the better part of 20 years advocating for women journalists.”
The Times confirmed the suspension, saying, “The behavior attributed to Glenn in this Vox story is very concerning and not in keeping with the standards and values of The New York Times.”
“We intend to fully investigate and while we do, Glenn will be suspended,” added the statement.