Wednesday 17 January 2018

Toronto mayor admits smoking crack but refuses to resign

Nic Bibassis from Toronto holds a sign as Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (not seen) attends his weekly radio show at News Talk 1010 in Toronto
Nic Bibassis from Toronto holds a sign as Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (not seen) attends his weekly radio show at News Talk 1010 in Toronto
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford responds to the Toronto police investigation dubbed "Project Brazen 2"
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford talks on his weekly radio show in Toronto

The mayor of Toronto has said he smoked crack when he was in a "drunken stupor".

Rob Ford's admission to reporters follows months of accusations during which the embattled mayor refused to step down.

The allegations that he had been caught on video smoking crack surfaced in May.

"Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine," Ford told reporters outside his office. "There have been times when I've been in a drunken stupor. That's why I want to see the tape.

"I want everyone in the city to see this tape. I don't even recall there being a tape or video. I want to see the state that I was in."

Police said last week it had obtained a copy of the video.

Press Association

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