TORONTO — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says the allegation he offered $5,000 and a car for the notorious crack video is an “outright lie.”
Ford made the denial on Thursday during an interview on The Sports Junkies show on 106.7 The Fan — a Washington, D.C., radio station.
The mayor of Canada’s largest city is once again under fire after a wave of new allegations were released late Wednesday.
Detailed in the newly released wiretaps and police interviews are allegations Ford may have offered $5,000 and a car for the crack video weeks before the story of the video broke in the media, that Ford’s friend Alexander “Sandro” Lisi traded marijuana for the mayor’s stolen cellphone and that Ford may have used heroin.
None of the allegations have been tested in court but they come after Ford admitted to smoking crack cocaine and buying illegal drugs since being elected mayor.
The radio hosts asked Ford directly if he tried to buy the video weeks before he denied publicly that it existed.
“No. 1, that’s an outright lie and No. 2, you can talk to my lawyers about it,” Ford said. “But I’m here to talk football guys, so if you want to talk football, I’ll talk football, if you want to talk about other things then unfortunately I’m going to have to let you go.”