Morgan Stanley fired executive after he harassed Reuters reporter
Morgan Stanley fired an executive after allegations he harassed Reuters journalist Lauren Tara LaCapra, reports New York Times reporter Kate Kelly and Andrew Ross Sorkin.
All I’d like to say about this is that the “Happy Valentine’s Day” came from Mr. Ford, and I do not agree that the facts of the evening and his ensuing actions support a “he-said, she said” narrative: https://t.co/hb3AuPKJ6D
— Lauren Tara LaCapra (@LaurenLaCapra) January 12, 2018
Kelly and Sorkin report, “Morgan Stanley executives contacted Ms. LaCapra. She told them that Mr. Ford had behaved provocatively at dinner and that an altercation had broken out after she declined to join him for an after-dinner drink.
“‘Mr. Ford tried to pull me into an elevator to go to a cocktail lounge, despite my verbal and physical resistance,’ Ms. LaCapra said in a statement to The Times.
“When Morgan Stanley interviewed Mr. Ford about the evening, he said he had behaved properly.
“‘I never pulled or grabbed her,’ he said in a statement to The Times. ‘Her story is totally inconsistent with the reality that she voluntarily got in a cab with me after a group dinner, dropped me off and sent me an unsolicited email later that night saying she had fun and thank you.'”
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