The Canadian PressMay 17, 2013 03:00
TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, whose tenure has been plagued by controversy and embarrassment, found himself embroiled in a new scandal Friday amid two independent reports he was caught on video appearing to smoke crack cocaine.
Leaving his home and again at city hall, Ford refused to answer any questions, but was quick to dismiss one of the reports as yet another smear job, although neither he nor his lawyer called the video fake.
"These allegations are ridiculous," Ford said.
"It's another story with respect to the Toronto Star going after me and that's all."