Man suing Ford alleging jailhouse beating fought over newspaper: Court docs

Scott MacIntyre. (PAM DAVIES/Toronto Sun files)

Scott MacIntyre. (PAM DAVIES/Toronto Sun files)

Shawn Jeffords, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:45 PM ET

TORONTO -- A statement of defence filed by the ministry of the attorney general states Scott MacIntyre was fighting over a newspaper and not the recipient of a jailhouse beating orchestrated by Mayor Rob Ford.

The 14-page legal document filed with the Superior Court of Ontario on Monday denies MacIntyre's claim that he was the victim of a March 22, 2012, attack in the Metro West Detention Centre allegedly masterminded by the mayor.

Instead, government lawyers say MacIntyre, Ford's ex-brother-in-law, fought with another inmate in a shower and broke his leg. The pair were fighting over who would read a newspaper first.


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