Reporter drops libel suit against Mayor Ford

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford motions at a Toronto city council meeting, Wednesday Dec. 18, 2013. (Michael...

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford motions at a Toronto city council meeting, Wednesday Dec. 18, 2013. (Michael Peake/QMI Agency)

Don Peat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:29 PM ET

TORONTO -- It took two apologies but a Toronto Star reporter has agreed to drop his libel lawsuit against Mayor Rob Ford.

A day after Ford delivered a verbal apology to Dale on the floor of council that fell short, the mayor issued a two-page open letter fully apologizing for his remarks in an interview with Conrad Black that was broadcast on Vision TV.

Seconds later, Dale announced on Twitter that he wasn't proceeding with a defamation lawsuit against Ford.

"I sincerely appreciate Mayor Ford's complete retraction and unqualified apology, and I'm very glad the truth is no longer in dispute," Dale tweeted.

In an e-mail to QMI Agency, Dale confirmed he hasn't dropped his legal threat against Vision TV.

"The Vision/Zoomer matter hasn't yet been resolved," he wrote.


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