MSNBC Contributor Harold Ford Jr. Won’t Appear On Air in Wake of Sexual Harassment Claim

WASHINGTON — Harold Ford Jr. will not appear as a contributor on MSNBC in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment, the network announced on Friday. “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski said on the air that MSNBC and Ford had agreed that he would cut ties with the cabler until an investigation is completed. Ford […]

WASHINGTON — Harold Ford Jr. will not appear as a contributor on MSNBC in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment, the network announced on Friday. “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski said on the air that MSNBC and Ford had agreed that he would cut ties with the cabler until an investigation is completed. Ford […]

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski: Harold Ford Jr. Suspended Over Harassment Claim

Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski got to announce that yet another contributor has been suspended over allegations of sexual harassment. This time it’s former Tennessee Rep. Harold Ford Jr., who has been fired from Morgan Stanley after the allegations were made.
Brzezinski announced Friday that MSNBC and Ford, a frequent guest, have agreed he will be off the network pending investigation.
One day earlier, Ford was fired by Morgan Stanley. “He has been terminated for conduct…

Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski got to announce that yet another contributor has been suspended over allegations of sexual harassment. This time it’s former Tennessee Rep. Harold Ford Jr., who has been fired from Morgan Stanley after the allegations were made. Brzezinski announced Friday that MSNBC and Ford, a frequent guest, have agreed he will be off the network pending investigation. One day earlier, Ford was fired by Morgan Stanley. "He has been terminated for conduct…

MSNBC: Harold Ford Jr. ‘Won’t Be a Guest on MSNBC’ During Misconduct Investigation

MSNBC announced that contributor Harold Ford Jr. will not be allowed on the network  during an investigation of misconduct accusations.

On Thursday, news emerged that Ford had been fired from his full time job with Morgan Stanley over anonymous allegations of inappropriate behavior.

“We are looking into the report about Harold Ford Jr.,” the network said in a statement. “During that time he won’t be a guest on MSNBC.”

The charges, which include grabbing and harassment of a professional colleague, were first reported in the Huffington Post and led to an internal investigation at Morgan Stanley. On Thursday, the financial services provider announced its decision to part ways with Ford.

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“He has been terminated for conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies,” a spokesperson for Morgan Stanley told TheWrap.

In a statement of his own, Ford categorically denied the accusations, saying his after-work activity was entirely consistent with his professional role and that he would file suit against the woman who accused him. He said she was a journalist.

2. In a statement, Harold Ford Jr firmly denies the allegations and says he is going to sue the woman who accused him and Morgan Stanley for wrongful termination. https://t.co/OsM9QspFxm pic.twitter.com/oNa51hDMAI

– Yashar Ali ???? (@yashar) December 7, 2017

Ford has long been one of the most visible fixtures of “Morning Joe.” The popular MSNBC program has seen its cast of regulars decimated in recent weeks, with sexual misconduct accusations leading to the termination of Mark Halperin and the benching of New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush while the Times conducts an internal review.

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MSNBC announced that contributor Harold Ford Jr. will not be allowed on the network  during an investigation of misconduct accusations.

On Thursday, news emerged that Ford had been fired from his full time job with Morgan Stanley over anonymous allegations of inappropriate behavior.

“We are looking into the report about Harold Ford Jr.,” the network said in a statement. “During that time he won’t be a guest on MSNBC.”

The charges, which include grabbing and harassment of a professional colleague, were first reported in the Huffington Post and led to an internal investigation at Morgan Stanley. On Thursday, the financial services provider announced its decision to part ways with Ford.

“He has been terminated for conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies,” a spokesperson for Morgan Stanley told TheWrap.

In a statement of his own, Ford categorically denied the accusations, saying his after-work activity was entirely consistent with his professional role and that he would file suit against the woman who accused him. He said she was a journalist.

Ford has long been one of the most visible fixtures of “Morning Joe.” The popular MSNBC program has seen its cast of regulars decimated in recent weeks, with sexual misconduct accusations leading to the termination of Mark Halperin and the benching of New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush while the Times conducts an internal review.

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MSNBC Contributor Harold Ford Jr. Accused of Misconduct, Fired by Morgan Stanley

MSNBC Contributor Harold Ford Jr, has been fired from his full time gig at Morgan Stanley over an allegation of misconduct toward a woman who was not an employee of the firm but worked with Ford professionally, the Huffington Post is reporting.

“He has been terminated for conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies,” said a spokesperson.

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According to the complaint, Ford engaged in sexual misconduct toward one women, including once grabbing her in the lobby of a building and routinely harassing her afterward. Ford only desisted after the woman emailed him explicitly warning him to knock it off, it states.

In a statement, Ford disputed the allegations and said he would sue the woman, who he revealed was a reporter.

2. In a statement, Harold Ford Jr firmly denies the allegations and says he is going to sue the woman who accused him and Morgan Stanley for wrongful termination. https://t.co/OsM9QspFxm pic.twitter.com/oNa51hDMAI

– Yashar Ali ???? (@yashar) December 7, 2017

Ford joined Morgan Stanley as a Managing Director in 2011. He is alson one of the most visible members MSNBC’s team of contributors — particularly on the network’s “Morning Joe.” The allegation makes him the third “Morning Joe” regular to face heat over sexual misconduct claims.

MSNBC severed ties with Mark Halperin in October after he admitted to and apologized for sexual harassment while he was at ABC more than a decade ago. Another contributor the New York Times, Glenn Thrush, is also off the air for now and on thin ice as the Times investigates how to respond to misconduct claims against him.

It’s unclear whether Ford’s gig at MSNBC is safe. A spokesperson for MSNBC did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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MSNBC Contributor Harold Ford Jr, has been fired from his full time gig at Morgan Stanley over an allegation of misconduct toward a woman who was not an employee of the firm but worked with Ford professionally, the Huffington Post is reporting.

“He has been terminated for conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies,” said a spokesperson.

According to the complaint, Ford engaged in sexual misconduct toward one women, including once grabbing her in the lobby of a building and routinely harassing her afterward. Ford only desisted after the woman emailed him explicitly warning him to knock it off, it states.

In a statement, Ford disputed the allegations and said he would sue the woman, who he revealed was a reporter.

Ford joined Morgan Stanley as a Managing Director in 2011. He is alson one of the most visible members MSNBC’s team of contributors — particularly on the network’s “Morning Joe.” The allegation makes him the third “Morning Joe” regular to face heat over sexual misconduct claims.

MSNBC severed ties with Mark Halperin in October after he admitted to and apologized for sexual harassment while he was at ABC more than a decade ago. Another contributor the New York Times, Glenn Thrush, is also off the air for now and on thin ice as the Times investigates how to respond to misconduct claims against him.

It’s unclear whether Ford’s gig at MSNBC is safe. A spokesperson for MSNBC did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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‘Morning Joe’ Duo Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski Are Engaged

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are engaged to be married, an MSNBC spokesperson confirmed to TheWrap.

The pair’s off-camera relationship has been among the worst-kept secrets in media. Now, they’re ready to take things to the next level.

The cable news power couple got engaged last weekend in during a trip to the South of France and Monaco to celebrate Brzezinski’s 50th birthday, according to the New York Post.

Just last week, Scarborough jokingly apologized to his new fiancé after calling her “snotty” during an on-air spat. The duo was absent the day after the incident, which resulted in speculation that they were having issues. At the time, an MSNBC spokesperson told TheWrap it was planned time off and had nothing to do with Scarborough’s on-air comment.

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It turns out that the planned time off resulted in an a proposal.

“Joe got down on one knee and proposed old-fashioned-style with a ring. Of course, Mika accepted. They came back from the trip on Cloud Nine,” a source told the Post.

The news of Scarborough and Brzezinski’s engagement broke shortly before Thursday’s episode of “Morning Joe” was about go to live. They have famously attempted to keep their personal relationship a secret from viewers.

The duo wanted to open the show by discussing James Comey, but guest Harold Ford Jr. was quick to chime in.

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“First of all can I say something?” Ford Jr. said. “Congratulations. Congratulations.”

“Oh thank you, good good, yeah,” Brzezinski said without acknowledging why she was being congratulated.

Co-host Willie Geist had their backs, joking that the congratulatory message was about the show’s ratings.

“Numbers have been up lately. Show’s going well.” Geist said.

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Economist Steve Rattner didn’t seem to realize that everyone was using the ratings as a ploy to congratulate Scarborough and Brzezinski without actually telling viewers the news.

“But I’m reading here, there’s other things to say congratulations about,” Rattner said.

Geist stopped him, simply saying, “Steve,” and then Scarborough went back to business as usual while the panel chuckled with laughter.

Scarborough is an outspoken Republican and Brzezinski is a Democrat, but the pair seems to agree on their constant criticism of President Donald Trump. They were criticized for being too friendly to Trump last year, but have turned on him since Election Day, recently comparing Trump to someone with dementia.

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MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are engaged to be married, an MSNBC spokesperson confirmed to TheWrap.

The pair’s off-camera relationship has been among the worst-kept secrets in media. Now, they’re ready to take things to the next level.

The cable news power couple got engaged last weekend in during a trip to the South of France and Monaco to celebrate Brzezinski’s 50th birthday, according to the New York Post.

Just last week, Scarborough jokingly apologized to his new fiancé after calling her “snotty” during an on-air spat. The duo was absent the day after the incident, which resulted in speculation that they were having issues. At the time, an MSNBC spokesperson told TheWrap it was planned time off and had nothing to do with Scarborough’s on-air comment.

It turns out that the planned time off resulted in an a proposal.

“Joe got down on one knee and proposed old-fashioned-style with a ring. Of course, Mika accepted. They came back from the trip on Cloud Nine,” a source told the Post.

The news of Scarborough and Brzezinski’s engagement broke shortly before Thursday’s episode of “Morning Joe” was about go to live. They have famously attempted to keep their personal relationship a secret from viewers.

The duo wanted to open the show by discussing James Comey, but guest Harold Ford Jr. was quick to chime in.

“First of all can I say something?” Ford Jr. said. “Congratulations. Congratulations.”

“Oh thank you, good good, yeah,” Brzezinski said without acknowledging why she was being congratulated.

Co-host Willie Geist had their backs, joking that the congratulatory message was about the show’s ratings.

“Numbers have been up lately. Show’s going well.” Geist said.

Economist Steve Rattner didn’t seem to realize that everyone was using the ratings as a ploy to congratulate Scarborough and Brzezinski without actually telling viewers the news.

“But I’m reading here, there’s other things to say congratulations about,” Rattner said.

Geist stopped him, simply saying, “Steve,” and then Scarborough went back to business as usual while the panel chuckled with laughter.

Scarborough is an outspoken Republican and Brzezinski is a Democrat, but the pair seems to agree on their constant criticism of President Donald Trump. They were criticized for being too friendly to Trump last year, but have turned on him since Election Day, recently comparing Trump to someone with dementia.

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