As new Rob Ford video emerges, brothers to prove mayor in rehab

Joe Warmington, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:35 AM ET

TORONTO -- As a new video surfaces of Rob Ford's belligerent behaviour in a bar, the mayor's brother and campaign manager said the family will be releasing information Friday that will "put an end to all speculation."

Councillor Doug Ford told QMI Agency Thursday night that allegations the mayor has been out of the supervision of professionals or has been seen in cars or coffee shops are completely false, maintaining he has not once been in public since he went into rehab last week.

"We'll put out something (Friday) that will prove that," he said. "Since the day he went in, he has never been out in public."

Ever since he went into seek help last week, Doug Ford said, the mayor has been taking it seriously.

"He has at all times been under the supervision of medial professionals and never once been alone one day in treatment," he said.

Doug Ford responded to questions I sent him after allegations surfaced the mayor had left his original treatment centre and was in a hidden location for three days before returning.

"He was at the clinic until three nights ago and now has been taken back," said the source, whose account could not be verified with photographic evidence.



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The claim was the mayor was away from rehab for three days this week -- possibly in Muskoka.

In his interview with me this week Mayor Ford said "rehab is amazing. It reminds me of football camp." He also said in the meetings "there are two doctors here, a captain of industry and a professional athlete."

But a source said this was said to me when Ford was not in the facility.

Doug Ford said these are accounts from people who are trying to undermine the mayor's recovery and sabotage his desired recovery.

When I spoke with him Tuesday, Mayor Ford said, "They will be moving me around."

His brother Doug said whether it's "one, two or 10 locations" the mayor was been under supervision 24-7" and that the treatment he is receiving is considered "one of the best."

He would not provide the location or locations where the mayor is receiving the treatment.


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