Man beaten in jail over link to Rob Ford, court hears

Scott MacIntyre. (PAM DAVIES/Toronto Sun files)

Scott MacIntyre. (PAM DAVIES/Toronto Sun files)

Sam Pazzano, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 10:14 PM ET

TORONTO — A former common-law spouse of Kathy Ford who vowed to expose the Ford family to the media was savagely beaten in jail because he was a "bother" to the Toronto mayor, a judge told his sentencing hearing.

Justice Paul French said Scott MacIntyre "was viciously attacked and severely beaten" by inmates on March 12, 2012, in a "jail-house justice" episode after the former boyfriend of Ford's sister Kathy sent two letters.

French concluded that the beating "was visited upon MacIntyre because of his being a bother to (Mayor) Ford."

MacIntyre's letters were intercepted from the Metro West Detention Centre last year. One letter meant for Kathy Ford included "messages to convince her to drop the charges, words to the effect of 'Stop this s--- or I am going to start a s--- storm. You ... think I should play nice, f--- you,'" French said in a transcript.


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