Mayor Rob Ford Privately Reveals his Crack Video Exists… and is also Caught up in a Murder Investigation?

Mayor Rob Ford

The scandal surrounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford just keeps getting better.

Mayor Rob Ford reportedly verified the existence of the video showing him smoking crack cocaine to aides in a May 17 meeting in his office. Ford even gave the exact address of the person he believed to be in possession of the video and told his staff not to worry about it because he knew where it was and who had it. Staffers were shocked when Ford blurted out the address of two 17th-floor units — 1701 and 1703 — at a Dixon Rd. apartment complex.

Publicly, Mayor Rob Ford still maintains the video doesn’t exist. A week after his staff meeting, Ford held a news conference in which he denied the video’s existence and said that he does not use drugs.

“I do not use crack cocaine, nor am I an addict of crack cocaine. As for a video, I cannot comment on a video that I have never seen or does not exist,” he insisted to reporters.

Well, he’s certainly not a crack “addict”; they tend to be dangerously thin, not verging on whale-like obesity. 

Only reporters from The Star and from Gawker.com have seen the video so far, in which a red-faced and disheveled Ford is reportedly shown smoking crack and making remarks homophobic remarks regarding Justin Trudeau. Nice.

The mystery surrounding the video continued Thursday as police arrested two men involved in a shooting that they believe may be connected to it. Two men were charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 21-year-old Anthony Smith, the man who appears in a photo (seen below) beside Mayor Rob Ford that is at the centre of the crack controversy.

Mayor Rob Ford and ANthony Smith

Smith, 21, was shot in the back of the head shortly before 3 a.m. on March 28 outside a King West nightclub.

What was his connection to Mayor Ford? Was Mayor Ford involved in the killing? Why hasn’t Mayor Ford’s crack problem caused him to lose weight? So many unanswered questions.

But Mayor Ford is still refusing to answer. When he appeared at City Hall Thursday shortly before noon, he said nothing to reporters other than to yell: “move!”

Via: The Toronto Star

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