Doctor confirms Rob Ford is in rehab amid fresh scandal
Rob Ford spent an alcohol-fuelled March night driving impaired, making racist remarks, fighting, and making frightening sexist remarks, according to fresh allegations from the Toronto Star. The news comes as a doctor at an unnamed rehab facility confirmed to the CBC that the mayor is receiving treatment on an in-patient basis.
The Star story, titled "one wild night in March," details Ford's activity over a single evening two days after his awful appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. In it, the paper alleges that the mayor drove under the influence of alcohol and against the advice of his lawyer with pals Bruno Bellissimo and the ubiquitous Sandro Lisi (accused of extortion over the crack video.) The evening produced this horrific quote:
"Nobody sticks up for people like I do, every fucking kike, nigger, fucking wop, dago, whatever the race. Nobody does. I'm the most racist guy around. I'm the mayor of Toronto," he says on an audio recording the paper says it didn't buy.
Later on, he allegedly punched Bellissimo in the face and claimed to have had sex with "girls" in front of his wife. "You can fuck her if you want, in front of me," he's alleged to have told his companions before smoking a joint in the basement.
Meanwhile, CBC News has agreed not to disclose Ford's location out of respect for his fellow patients. Doug Ford hopes confirming his brother's location will calm the storm.
Chris Bateman is a staff writer at blogTO. Follow him on Twitter at @chrisbateman.