Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has admitted that he was drinking when a new video that shows him swearing and slurring his words was shot on Monday night. Ford swore he stopped drinking or doing drugs two months ago.
The new video of Ford was posted to YouTube Tuesday and purported to show the mayor speaking in a Jamaican accent at a restaurant Monday night. Ford is incomprehensible in the video.
Ford told reporters Tuesday afternoon that the video was real and that it was new. “I was with some friends and what I do in my personal life with personal friends…it has nothing to do with you guys,” he told CTV News.
Ford has previously claimed that he has been sober since November and said that his sobriety is a necessary step before the October mayoral race in Toronto.