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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford spits Jamaican swear words after drinking

Published: Wednesday January 22, 2014 | 2:36 pm Comments 0
Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford. – AP
Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford. – AP

TORONTO (AP):
A new video of Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford, emerged yesterday showing him swearing and slurring his words while apparently trying to imitate a Jamaican accent.


In the video – one of two new ones that have been posted on YouTube – Ford is shown in a fast food restaurant rambling and talking about police surveillance and calling police chief Bill Blair a derogatory name.

Ford, who said in November that he quit drinking, said outside his office Tuesday that he drank on Monday night "a little bit" and acknowledged it was him in the video. When asked if he also did drugs, Ford said no.

"I was with some friends and what I do in my personal life with my personal friends, that's up to me," Ford said. "It really has nothing to do with you guys."

Ford said he did not think the language he used was offensive or discriminatory.

"It's how I speak with some of my friends," he said.

The video is titled "New Video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Drunk, Swearing in Jamaican Patois?"

"Chase me around for five months," the mayor says in the video.

"Leave me alone . and then try and tell me, we're counter-surveilling the guy. He's hiding here, I'm hiding here. Oh, we don't know?" he says before rambling incoherently.

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