Ford’s brother, Councillor Doug Ford, told the Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale and other reporters Tuesday that the footage clearly showed his brother, but he said it could not have been filmed recently.
“Rob’s a lot heavier in that picture I’ll tell you right now than what he is now, so it couldn’t have been him,” Doug said after viewing the video. “Obviously, that’s him, but it didn’t happen last night.”
In the approximately one-minute video, which was uploaded to the YouTube account “Toronto TheCity,” a man who appears to be Ford seems to be standing in a restaurant. He mumbles incoherently about counter-surveillance and money while repeatedly using the Jamaican patois swear words “bumbaclot” and “ras clat.” The clip was entitled, “New Video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Drunk, Swearing in Jamaican Patois? Bumbaclot.”
“Bumboclot, ras clat, we’re counter-surveilling the guy. Know what I mean?” he says. “You know how much money that costs?”
According to the Toronto Star, Ford was filmed by a local TV station “in the same outfit Monday talking about parking tickets. In the wake of his admission that he smoked crack cocaine and extensive allegations of other inappropriate behavior revealed through a police investigation into one of his associates, Ford has said he stopped drinking. Doug reiterated those claims when reporters asked him about the new video Tuesday.
“I’ll repeat what he’s said ten million times, (since) the beginning of November he hasn’t taken a drink,” Doug said.
Doug also balked when a reporter asked if Ford needs “help.”
“Help for what?” he asked. “The only person who needs help is you.”
Ford did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TPM.
Watch the video below.