(CBS) Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is denying a report that a video exists of him smoking crack cocaine with Somalian drug lords.
According to a report from the Toronto Star, a group of Somalian men approached the newspaper looking to sell the video of Ford smoking crack cocaine.
“Two Toronto Star reporters have viewed the video three times,” the report, published by staff writers Robyn Doolittle and Kevin Donovan, states. “It appears to show Ford in a room, sitting in a chair, wearing a white shirt, top buttons open, inhaling from what appears to be a glass crack pipe. Ford is incoherent, trading jibes with an off-camera speaker who goads the clearly impaired mayor by raising topics including Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and the Don Bosco high school football team Ford coaches.”
The Somalian men are reportedly looking for a seven-figure settlement in exchange for the tape.
“It’s just ridiculous,” Ford said as he left his home Friday morning, The Toronto Globe and Mail reported. “It’s another Toronto Star…” he said before shutting his car door and driving away, the newspaper noted.