Tuesday, December 1, 2015   

Drunken Toronto mayor Ford caught on video
(01-22 11:10)

A new video surfaced Tuesday showing Toronto's scandal-plagued mayor – who pledged to stay off alcohol after admissions of crack smoking and binge drinking – in an apparent drunken stupor.
The roughly one-minute clip shot in a fast food restaurant depicts Rob Ford, dressed in a suit and tie, slurring his words, swearing and sometimes breaking into Jamaican patois.
Confronted by reporters, Ford acknowledged the footage was shot late Monday and admitted he had been drinking.
“A little bit, yeah,'' he said.
But he flatly rejected a reporter's question asking if he thought the video was offensive.
“No, I was with some friends and what I do in my personal life with my personal friends, that's up to me,'' he said.
“If I speak that way that's how I speak with some of my friends. I don't think it's discriminative at all. I didn't drive. It's my own time.''
Ford’s troubles became public in May when the Toronto Star and US gossip website Gawker said that they had been approached by drug dealers looking to sell a 90-second video clip showing the mayor smoking the substance.
After months of denials, Ford finally admitted in early November to having inhaled crack cocaine while drunk.—AFP

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