Video: Rob Ford Caught in Enraged Rant
The crippling public image of Rob Ford continues to disintegrate as a new tape was released showing Toronto’s mayor in a fit of rage, making threats, and acting out how he plans to physically beat someone into submission.
“I’m gonna kill that f–king guy. I’m telling you, it’s first-degree murder,” the mayor says at one point. “I’ll rip his f–king throat out. I’ll poke his eyes out… I’ll make sure that motherf–ker’s dead.”
Following the publication of the video, the mayor released a statement saying he was “extremely, extremely inebriated” and that he was “extremely” embarrassed after the video was posted.
The video first appeared embedded in an article on thestar.com, with a line at the end of the piece noting that the national newspaper had in fact purchased the disturbing clip.
At this time it is not known where the video was shot (the mayor is shown in an unidentified living room), or who sold it to The Toronto Star.
There is also an unidentified person heard off-camera goading the mayor on as he stumbles around the room, curses, and at times speaks intangibly in an obviously heated state.
On Tuesday, the mayor held a press conference to admit that he had in fact smoked crack cocaine in the past year, despite repeated denials up to this point.
We are staying on this story and will report more as it develops.