Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has called “ridiculous” the
allegations that he was filmed smoking crack cocaine.
Ford made the comment to reporters waiting outside his home this
morning but did not elaborate.
A report published Thursday night said the video is being shopped
around by a group of men allegedly involved in the drug trade.
The Toronto Star said, however, it had no way to verify the
video, which was the subject of a report on the U.S. gossip website
Gawker on Thursday and then became the subject of numerous stories.
The Star said two of its reporters watched the video and said it
appears to show Ford in a room, sitting in a chair, inhaling from
what appears to be a glass crack pipe.
A story on the Star website Friday also alleges Ford makes
several disparaging and crude remarks about Liberal Leader Justin
Trudeau and the high school football team he coaches.