Death rant was Mayor Ford channelling Hulk Hogan: Court document

Mayor Rob Ford in a framegrab from a video of him ranting.

Mayor Rob Ford in a framegrab from a video of him ranting.

Don Peat and Michele Mandel, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 11:19 PM ET

TORONTO -- Mayor Rob Ford is tagging Hulk Hogan to help him fight a lawsuit filed against him by his ex-brother-in-law alleging he orchestrated a jailhouse beating.

In a statement of defence filed in court Tuesday and obtained by QMI Agency Thursday, Ford denied that a video depicting him punching and threatening to kill someone was meant seriously or had his former brother-in-law Scott MacIntyre in mind.

The statement argues that Ford was doing a wrestler impression ahead of his August arm-wrestling match with legendary wrestler Hulk Hogan.


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