In what may have begun as an attempt to stem the tide of bad news out of the Toronto mayor’s office, embattled conservative Mayor Rob Ford gave a press conference on Thursday that stirred up even more controversy.
Ford was answering accusations about a reportedly epic night of drug and alcohol-fueled misbehavior on St. Patrick’s Day, 2013. The night of frenzied partying allegedly involved cocaine, OxyContin, vodka, a prostitute and Ford telling staffer Olivia Gondek, “I want to eat your p*ssy.”
“I would never do that,” Ford asserted at the press conference, which was broadcast live over Canadian television networks. “I’ve got more than enough to eat at home.”
His full remarks, reprinted via Gawker, were as follows:
“It hurts my wife when they call a friend of mine a prostitute. Alana is not a prostitute. She’s a friend. And it makes me sick how people are saying this. So unfortunately, I have no other choice. I’m the last one to take legal action, I can’t put up with it anymore. So I’ve named the names. Litigation will be starting shortly. I’ve had enough. That’s why I warned you guys yesterday be careful what you wrote. That’s all I have to say for now. And the next thing I want to call Mayor Bratina in Hamilton and tell them we are going to have to spank their little tiger cats. Oh and the last thing was Olivia Gondek, it says it says that I wanted to eat her pussy. Olivia Gondek. I’ve never said that in my life to her. I would never do that. I’m happily married. I’ve got more than enough to eat at home. Thank you very much.”
Watch video of the press conference, embedded below via Canada’s National Post: