Daily News has received e-mails from somebody claiming to be a lawyer for Canadian mayor Rob Ford. We previously discussed discussing the video, and the possibility of displaying it here in the paper — however we must first discuss our legal options:
The e-mail: From a man identified as Dennis Morris
‘I have been contacted by the office of Mayor Rob Ford, referencing your implication that your paper may decide to run a photo of Ford smoking crack cocaine. Ford has denied the claims, and the existence of the photo, and any postings of any content of Mr. Ford are defamatory and slanderous. You will be held legally accountable. Ford has made it clear that no events of smoking any illegal drugs took place.
Govern yourself accordingly,
In the video Ford is clearly seen smoking crack cocaine while hilariously being filmed on a cell-phone. Ironically, this was quite reminiscent of that Miley Cyrus bong video that popped up on the web about a year ago — who remembers the pop-star smoking the bong in front of a camera and then saying weird things?
In the video, Rob is seen sitting in a chair inside of a house — with a very visible clear pipe in his hands. In the same room, a slurred almost goaded voice can be heard ranting on about Canadian politics — throwing the word f***** around like its nothing. Ford, during the rant is seen with the pipe in one hand and a lighter in the other; red faced, breathing heavily, hilariously ready to hit-that-pipe folks.
About a minute into the video — Ford is seen vicariously smoking crack cocaine while incoherently dissing Justin Trudeau. ‘He’s a f**** f**’ (it gets better) while hellish-off-his-rocker Ford is then seen grabbing for his mobi out of his pocket; only to finally.. almost notice he’s being filmed before telling the cameraman that thing ‘better not f***** be on’.
It must be noted that Ford does indeed by his ‘goodies’ if you will from a drug dealer in Toronto whereas several A-List ‘Torontians’ also do. Including but not limited too: Close friends, hockey associates, his brother, and even his longtime staff.
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