Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has finally addressed allegations that he uses crack cocaine, a week after two media organizations reported viewing video of the mayor smoking from a crack pipe.
Ford dodged questions about his behaviour for an entire week before making a statement on the subject Friday afternoon.
He appeared in front of cameras after members of his inner circle urged him to address the issue.
“I do not use crack cocaine, nor am I an addict of crack cocaine,” Ford said. He suggested his lawyer had urged him not to discuss the matter publicly, which led to his silence.
Ford then attacked the Toronto Star, one of two news groups to have reported seeing the video, and accused them of lying about the video.
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