Rob Ford: Graphic quotes
A timeline of quotes and major events in the Rob Ford crack cocaine saga
Last Updated: Nov. 5, 2013
Toronto mayor Rob Ford has been on the defensive since May 16, 2013, when the U.S. gossip site Gawker posted a story saying its editor was offered a video showing Ford apparently smoking crack cocaine. The following day the Toronto Star posted its story, claiming its reporters had also viewed the video. This marked the beginning of a long saga of allegations and denials.
On Nov. 5, Ford decided to come clean and admit he has smoked crack cocaine, calling the admission "the most difficult and embarrassing thing I have ever had to do". Despite what many had expected, Ford announced he is not stepping down as mayor. Here is a look back at the twists and turns of the Rob Ford crack cocaine scandal.
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