An MSNBC contributor was taken off the air by the cable channel after he became the focus of sexual misconduct allegations. CBS News reports that former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. was pulled from his contributor’s role on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” until the allegations are resolved.
“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,” CBS News reports. “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 posted a message on Twitter saying: “This simply did not happen. I have never forcibly grabbed any woman or man in my life.”
In an email, a spokeswoman for Morgan Stanley told The Huffington Post: “He has been terminated for conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies.”