Toronto Mayor Admits to Smoking Crack

November 6, 2013

Rob Ford: Party animal.
Rob Ford: Party animal.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has admitted to smoking crack cocaine, saying he had done so in a “drunken stupor”.

Mr Ford made the confession to reporters at city hall on Tuesday, saying he had taken the drug about a year ago but was not an addict.

The mayor has rejected calls for his resignation after the revelation that a video apparently showing him smoking the drug was in police possession.

He had consistently denied doing so and vowed to run for re-election next year.

“Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine,” Mr Ford said outside his office on Tuesday.

“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.”

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