Long after Rob Ford claimed it did not exist, and Gawker crowdfunded $200,000 to try to purchase it, the (first) Rob Ford crack video is now publicly available.
The one minute and 13 second video became the subject of an investigation after police became aware of it during a gangs investigation. For six months, beleaguered mayor Rob Ford steadfastly denied using crack cocaine as alleged in Gawker and Toronto Star stories in May 2013. Ford then admitted to smoking crack cocaine after former Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair said they had come into possession of the video.
The video became public today after the Crown dropped the case against former Ford associate and driver Sandro Lisi.
Ford, who was mayor from 2010-2014, passed away in March 2016 due to cancer.
More to come.