UPDATED (DEC. 12 5:45 p.m.): Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale has announced he has served Mayor Rob Ford with a libel notice after the allegations he made earlier this week, and then repeating them on two occasions. Dale explains what he is seeking with the lawsuit in a post to the Toronto Star website:
As my libel notice says, I’m asking Ford to immediately retract the false insinuation that I am a pedophile and all of his false statements about my conduct on May 2, 2012. I’m also asking Ford and Vision owner ZoomerMedia to apologize immediately “publicly, abjectly, unreservedly and completely.”
Dale's legal representative Iris Fischer says that when her legal team and Dale served Ford with the libel notice this afternoon, they were asked to leave all cell phones outside of the office, and sign a document confirming that they had no recording devices on their persons.
Ford has long maintained that the media was part of a conspiracy out to get him, and that has left a reporter unfairly