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Harold Ford Jr. Denies Harassment Charges

UPDATED: But is out at Morgan Stanley and bio has been removed from BFA site 12/08/2017 9:21 AM Eastern Last updated at 12/08/2017 2:34 PM

Former Democratic Congressman Harold Ford Jr. is out at financial firm Morgan Stanley after allegations of harassment surfaced against him from a reporter, just the latest high-profile figure to get the ax over allegations.

Ford is honorary chairman of Broadband for America, the ISP-backed group pushing for the net neutrality reg rollback, though at press time his bio had been removed from the "About Us" section of the Web site. UPDATE: Ford is now out at Broadband for America.

A BFA spokesperson was not available to comment on what that bio takedown meant.

In a series of Tweets, Ford categorically denied the allegations and plans to sue the reporter and Morgan Stanley for wrongful termination.

Ford was a five term Democratic congressman from Tennessee and a frequent contributor to NBC, according to his now-absent bio form the BBA site, as well as MSNBC. The alleged harassment came after he left Congress. On MSNBC's Morning Joe Friday (Dec. 8), Mika Brzezinski said the show and Ford had agreed he would no longer appear on the show and network until the issue had been resolved.

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