Toronto mayor Rob Ford talks drug controversy in 'Ford Nation' debut

By Gina DiFalco,

In a new YouTube video, Toronto mayor Rob Ford talks about the controversy surrounding the leaked video of himself smoking crack.

Ford and his brother, Doug Ford, answered questions during the debut of their new series, Ford Nation, according to the Vancouver Sun. The embattled mayor spoke about the drug video and lying about it at first.

He explained the reason he lied was because he was “embarrassed” and it’s simply “humiliating." He also defends himself regarding his lying, saying "everybody in the world has lied.”

Ford also insists that he does not “have a substance abuse problem,” despite getting caught smoking crack.

"I'm not a drug addict, I don't use drugs. Have I in the past? Yes. And when they ask me, it's very humiliating in front of the world to say yes. Everybody has lied,” he explained, CBC News reports.

His brother defended him saying, "If we dug into every politician's background around the world, I think you'd get a real eye-opener."

image: Wikimedia Commons



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