Move over Marion Barry…Toronto’s current mayor has come clean on smoking crack cocaine (we covered this previously, where it was said that he may have been found doing drugs on camera). From BBC News (where you can read more on the story):
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has admitted smoking crack cocaine in a “drunken stupor”, despite denying he had taken the drug.
Mr Ford told reporters at city hall he had taken the drug about a year ago but was not an addict.
The mayor has rejected calls for his resignation after the revelation that a video apparently showing him smoking crack was in police possession.
He has defied calls to quit, vowing to run for re-election next year.
“Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine,” Mr Ford said outside his office on Tuesday.
“There have been times when I’ve been in a drunken stupor. That’s why I want to see the tape.
“I want everyone in the city to see this tape. I don’t even recall there being a tape or video. I want to see the state that I was in.”
But Mr Ford maintained to reporters that when he previously denied using the drug: “I wasn’t lying. You didn’t ask the correct questions.”