Why is this even news? Surely just a private matter! [UPDATED]

I imagine the Mayor of Toronto will quickly shield himself from scrutiny by claiming the “Brown Defence”.

This case is surely just a private matter between the mayor and his drug dealer.

Toronto police say they have recovered a video deleted from a computer that appears to show Mayor Rob Ford smoking from a crack pipe.

Police Chief Bill Blair said he was “disappointed” after viewing the video, but that there was nothing in the video that would provide grounds to press charges against the mayor of Canada’s largest city. 

Ford addressed reporters this morning (NZT), saying he couldn’t comment on the latest allegations.

Ford faced claims in May that he had been caught on video puffing from a glass crack pipe. Two reporters with the Toronto Star said they saw the video, but it has not been released publicly. Ford maintains he does not smoke crack and that the video does not exist.

Just like there are no other women…private…not affecting his job…demand privacy and respect for family…yada yada yada.

UPDATED: As predicted the Mayor has used the “Brown Defence”….and won’t be resigning. Watch the video…media asking if it is acceptable behaviour for a mayor…and the ratbag stating he won’t be quitting.

Speaking outside his office door, Ford said with a smile: “I have no reason to resign.” He said he couldn’t defend himself because the affair is part of a criminal investigation involving an associate, adding: “That’s all I can say right now.” Toronto police discovered the video while conducting a huge surveillance operation into a friend and sometimes driver suspected of providing Ford with drugs.


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  • rrroberto

    This is just simply a matter between Mayor Ford and his God to whom he is answerable. And who “uncovered” the video, why not investigate that conspiracy. Just as the Police chief found no grounds to press charges, so will the enquiry investigating His Arsehole the Mayor of Auckland find a similar result

  • Steve R

    I love it.

  • blokeintakapuna

    It’s a shame Mayor Len wasn’t caught in a compromising position on his couch, smoking crack with a transvestite teen boy that a security guard caught on film.
    Would that be enough for him to find his sense of shame and fall on his sword?
    Who would ever want to work for ACC knowing that corrupt scum bag is the figurehead representative for all of Auckland to all of NZ and the rest of the World.
    Len Brown is not suitable for public office – ever. He is detracting from ACC reputation and is tarnishing NZ’s anti-corruption perception. Single handed he’s done more reputation damage to Auckland and NZ than any other individual in Auckland’s brief history… and he still thinks he has some kind of mandate! FFS!
    Len – you’re a complete disgrace to Kiwi’s everywhere. Fuck off already you insipid shadow of a real man and that of an honourable human. Corrupt, deceitful, lying, cronyism is not the foundation of a credible Mayor.
    Mongolia needs a village idiot – and you would be their perfect candidate.

    • rrroberto

      Mongolia is too good for His Arsehole the Mayor of Auckland. Think more like places such as Timbuktu, or further to the north where Al Quaeda in the Mahgreb has got a fair amount of traction. Let Lenny try out the God defence with them

    • Whafe

      No one bothers to actually take a look at the fact the reputation of Auckland and NZ will ahev taken a hit…
      I bet you that this NoShameLenBrown will win the next mayor of the world title, that is how stupid this place is becoming

      • Chancey

        he is already 7th, but they told me he has broken their code of ethics – the are not happy

    • Blue Water Coastie

      As Len is shameless, he simply doesn’t care about all that, or he is so arrogant that he doesn’t even see it. The only way he will go is if he is booted out for doing something illegal, or breaks council rules that actually apply to him. (if there are any) Otherwise we are stuck waiting for the electoral process to kick in – but even that’s no guarantee, as the masses mindlessly vote for him and believe his rhetoric. He’s like Bishop Brian Tamaki of Auckland.

    • Steve (North Shore)

      Wasn’t caught? Maybe he was and it has been whitewashed like many other things.
      Ok, don’t be silly Steve

  • Daniel

    What types of drugs the Mayor smokes from his crack pipe are his own business. Why are you reporting on this Cam – are you part of a conspiracy? Did John Palino meet with the Police chief prior to the Police finding the video of the Mayor smoking crack? Did members of John Palino’s campaign team pressure the Mayor in to smoking crack cocaine from a crack pipe? Where is the Herald in all this – we need a deflection pronto!

    On the bright side Len Brown could probably line up a deal to have Toronto as a “sister city”. Brown could invite Ford to the Ngati Whatua room, with all the debauchery going on in there it would be like Ford’s second home.

    • Chancey

      Its very complicated perhaps John Campbell could work up a little graphic and explain it to us

  • Obviously John Palino is implicated ……

    • stephen2d

      Damn you Wewege!

      • tspoon

        he made his way cross country from LA, stopping only to break the obamacare website on the way. busy man. but don’t worry, Rebecca Wright is all over it, she’ll have the real story for you soon.

        • Bunswalla

          Aucklanders have a right to know, after all!

  • Chancey

    I saw that this morning

    Mayor’s Crack Pipe – next to
    1 in 10 have sex in cars

    See Len Brown is just normal this is acceptable behaviour – go back to sleep everybody

    • 4077th

      I ponder if you were to search for “Mayor’s crack pipe” would you get a picture of Bob Parker or Len’s todger?

      • Chancey

        awww feck, ive a fair idea what that bubbling white stuff in the bottom might be

        • 4077th

          In Bob’s bottom?

          • Notrotsky

            The mental image has pushed over the edge !

    • Bunswalla

      Surely that should be 2 in 10, or they just rubbing one out before work?

      • Chancey


  • Dick Brown

    Let’s see what happens when the video is uploaded onto youtube; because it will, eventually.

  • Michael

    Rob Ford is a train wreck of a mayor. Something (or some one) that Aucklanders and look too for some future insight ;)

  • 4077th

    Just like Monica wasn’t smoking Bills pink crack pipe!

    • Chancey

      at least they impeached clinton

      • 4077th

        Agreed but the obvious difference is Len played the “my bad” card and all went away…for a while!

      • Bobby Seale

        No they didn’t. Impeachment requires both houses to pass it, it failed in Senate. Don’t let facts get in the way of your rabidity.

        • Chancey

          sorry to burst your bubble, but

          Impeachment in the United States is an expressed power of the legislature that allows for formal charges against a civil officer of government for crimes committed in office. The actual trial on those charges, and subsequent removal of an official on conviction on those charges, is separate from the act of impeachment itself.

          ipso facto Clinton WAS impeached

          Don’t let facts get in the way of your rabidity.

      • Bobby Seale

        Impeachment is roughly analogous to indictment. He was cleared of the 2 charges they actually impeached him for, and you have to remember there were a further two charges they couldn’t impeach him for.

        • Chancey

          as you said yourself

          He was cleared of the 2 charges they actually impeached him for

          he WAS impeached

        • Chancey

          oops sorry i misread what you had said here, thanks hopefully yon guest will come out from undercover and have a proper conversation

  • Chancey

    At least the Toronto reporters are outraged!!!!!!

  • Chancey

    Urban Dictionary has turned ti down

    somebody else want to have an edit and resubmit??

    • Notrotsky

      I’ll give it a go on behalf of old ratesarerevolting

  • unitedtribes

    Just when are we likely to here the new stuff on Len?

    • Notrotsky

      Here’s something for you …. Lbiafc !

    • timemagazine

      A battle has been won by exposing him and having him made to confess. But we need to win the war and this needs strategy. Just hold on.


    Len liked a different kind of crack and she smoked his pipe

  • steve and monique

    Mayor of Toronto smoked crack, and the Mayor of Auckland licked crack. And both think they did nothing wrong.

  • Meg

    Rather sure crack is illegal and having sex is not.

    Pathetic attempt here Whale. Real pathetic. And no surprise your junkies are drooling over it.