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Rob Ford accused of cocaine-addled night at Muzik

Posted by Derek Flack / May 1, 2014

Rob Ford Muzik NightclubIn addition to the existence of recent video of Rob Ford smoking crack and an audio recording of the mayor making racist and misogynist remarks at an Etobicoke pub, last night also included allegations as to what our municipal leader gets up to when he visits his friends at Muzik Nightclub. When Toronto Star Editor Michael Cook tweeted last night that his paper was set to publish a story in which Ford became enraged after an encounter with Justin Bieber the club, one wondered briefly if it was joke. It wasn't. None of this is.

The Star's story outlines eye witness accounts of two visits Ford paid to Muzik, both of which involved extended visits to the washroom followed by questionable behaviour.

"Ford and his new entourage showed up around midnight and were ushered into a private booth. Three party hostesses were told to hand over their phones, according to sources with knowledge of the night. The Star has been told by people familiar with Muzik that this is typical behaviour when Ford arrives...

People familiar with his activities over the next five hours (at least two partygoers, a Canadian actress and a Bieber follower tweeted that Ford and Bieber were there but did not provide details) say that Ford drank to excess and at one point went to a private washroom. He emerged 45 minutes later and was incoherent and rambling."

Also problematic about the Muzik story is the relationship Ford is said to have with its owner, Zlatko Starkovski. The club recently campaigned successfully to have EDM events banned on CNE grounds, which doesn't smell quite right given that Starkovski is a registered lobbyist and City Hall and clearly tight with the mayor.

Normally optics of this sort would pose a big problem for a politician, but a possible conflict of interest is only one issue in a sea of controversy that currently surrounds the Rob Ford.

Discussion

10 Comments

Doug Ford's Evil Twin / May 1, 2014 at 11:14 am
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Can the media write a story about Rob's sober days? It would be pretty short.
jd83 / May 1, 2014 at 01:16 pm
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Officials should be looking into the fact that the owner of Muzik was telling his staff that Rob Ford's money was no good there. Sounds like buying influence to me.

The city should be taking away Muzik's licence.
Joey / May 1, 2014 at 01:47 pm
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According to people on The Internet, there isn't much to the Bieber/Ford thing. Allegedly, Bieber asked Ford if he had any crack and Rob stormed off to his private booth. That's the entire situation. Basically, it's TMZ-level bullshit gossip.
Vinnie replying to a comment from Joey / May 1, 2014 at 06:25 pm
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Joet, you realize that you're a person on the internet, right?

Choad.
sukmakok / May 1, 2014 at 07:16 pm
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You post pictures of other people who you don't know and state things about them regarding drugs? did you ask permission to use this picture?

"Ford and his new entourage showed up around midnight and were ushered into a private booth" how would you know that they are his new entourage? they are young people asking for a picture...

They already know about this post and took a snap shot. Wait for an email idiot. Just happens that I know some things about this night and your story is way off. A true reflection of how much bullshit is in today's media.
Spellcheck / May 1, 2014 at 09:27 pm
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Please
Victor / May 1, 2014 at 09:34 pm
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This is bs this picture is a month old! Pure lies!!
It was taken on April 5th with a group of friends we were happy to see rob from! No drugs were used that night and that picture was posted without a concent of any person in that picture! It's funny how the media is spreading lies! Vote for Rob now matter what lies you spread he has done good things for toronto!
aless19801 / May 1, 2014 at 11:18 pm
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I'm so sick and tired of hearing about this useless news! If Rob Ford has an addiction, can we not act like humans and have a little bit of compassion? It's really sad to see Toronto this way, I really thought we were better - and this shit right here, the media - it needs to be boycotted. Enough is enough, the man is sick and needs treatment! Stop making a mockery out of him and help him for GOD SAKES! I can't even watch the news anymore because instead of coming out of this Toronto bubble and speaking about real shit happening in the world, they distract us with this crap and everyone just jumps on the bandwagon like ignorant sheep with no brains! WAKE UP TORONTO!!! The media does this on purpose because they need to so that it can get our attention! I can't even believe that people are still on this, let's evolve already!
Phil Resch replying to a comment from aless19801 / May 2, 2014 at 05:05 pm
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aless, it is you who needs to wake up. Yes, he does need help and treatment and most of the city and City Hall begged him to get it when it became apparent over a year ago that he had substance abuse problems. But he refused. He said he didn't have a problem. His brother actually stood in front of the media and told us all that he has NEVER seen the mayor have a drink or do drugs EVER.

See where the problem is here? If he and his jerk family/friends had admitted the problem then and seen that he got help it would have been a different situation. But instead he insisted on spending a year creating controversy after controversy and spreading Toronto's name through the muck for the whole world to see. He had his chance and he passed on it. No more chances. The majority want him out of our lives and out of the media forever. Good riddance.
stopitman replying to a comment from aless19801 / May 2, 2014 at 07:16 pm
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@Aless - a year ago The Star released the drug allegations, he denied it and defamed The Star, Doolittle, and other journalists. People told him to get help then. Six months later more allegations came about due to the police investigation - him and his dolt of a brother said things you shouldn't about the police chief you oversee, they lied to every news outlet, and then RoFo admitted he's done drugs - but maybe only when he's in a drunken stupor (which turns out to be very frequent).

I have very little to no compassion for him - he's a compulsive liar, a poor leader (even if I disagree with someone's policies, I will admit when they're a good leader), a bad father, a bad husband, and an all around tool. If he didn't go around being a dick to everyone he had the smallest problems with, I'd think differently.

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