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A Wall St. Executive’s Downfall Seemed
Sudden. It Was Years in the Making.

New York Times, by Kate Kelly and Andrew Ross Sorkin

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/13/2018 5:13:53 AM

Late last year, Morgan Stanley got a tip: Reporters were asking about allegations that a high-profile executive, the former congressman Harold E. Ford Jr., had harassed a female journalist. Morgan Stanley conducted a quick investigation, interviewing the accuser and Mr. Ford, who denied the allegations. According to Morgan Stanley officials briefed on the internal process, the Wall Street bank concluded that it was a he-said, she-said situation and didn’t find proof of harassment. Then Morgan Stanley fired Mr. Ford. Why? It depends on whom you ask. The Morgan Stanley officials briefed on the process say that amid a national outcry over sexual harassment, the

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Anyone else remember when Harold Ford was supposed to be the Democrats´ bright future leading to the White House?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/13/2018 6:43:22 AM     (No. 11508789)

He was a big deal on the Jomika show.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: strike3, 1/13/2018 6:59:23 AM     (No. 11508798)

"Ridiculous" must be today´s news topic.

There´s a national outcry over murder. Hmmm, you look like you killed somebody.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 1/13/2018 7:04:00 AM     (No. 11508801)

He was probably window dressing who didn´t bring in business and turned out to be more trouble than he was worth.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: greggojo, 1/13/2018 8:25:56 AM     (No. 11508888)

#3 nails it. if you want to read it:
https://www.acq5.com/post/a-wall-st-executive-s-downfall-seemed-sudden-it-was-years-in-the-making/

I remember being really surprised when Ford´s firing was made public. Now we know the rest of the story. Morgan Stanley was trying to get rid of him for business reasons, and did it by using a pretty shaky harassment claim which did in fact destroy his reputation. Which isn´t fair.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/13/2018 8:26:23 AM     (No. 11508889)

I always liked Ford. He is an affable character who showed the ability to work across the aisle.
But he drifted left, going back to the democratic plantation.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pessimist, 1/13/2018 8:58:11 AM     (No. 11508936)

I won´t vouch for Ford´s work habits, political pedigree or anything else. The allegation of sexual misconduct against him reflects the madness sweeping society. A one-time misunderstanding, belied by this "reporter"´s fawning email to him, now results in the destruction of a man´s reputation and the humiliation of his children. I would call it McCarthyism, but that would be a slander of Joe McCarthy, who actually had evidence on his targets.

My fellow right-wingers who express schadenfreude when a liberal celebrity gets brought down by this stuff are fooling themselves. This is a destructive anti-male jihad. It will consume them too. Watch out

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 1/13/2018 7:24:43 PM     (No. 11509542)

The Ford family is to politics in Memphis TN what the Daley family is/was in Chicago. Harold seemed more normal, but it´s hard to tell if it was real or an act.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 1/13/2018 7:53:26 PM     (No. 11509552)

I don´t see where his behavior was especially egregious. As others have said, his performance probably lagged behind his salary requirements, so they used this old complaint to oust him.

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