Video of the mayor of Toronto smoking crack has been released, three years after it came to public attention and about five months after the death of the subject of the video, Rob Ford.
You can watch the video below, but it carries a warning about extremely offensive language.
The cellphone video was part of a substance abuse scandal for the perennially controversial Ford, who was mayor of Toronto from 2010 to 2014. The New York Daily News reports that the clip’s release comes after an extortion case over the video was dropped.
“The video is even more damning than expected, showing the former mayor and a friend making fun of minorities and trash-talking Justin Trudeau — the son of a former Canadian prime minister, who last year became prime minister himself,” the New York Daily News reports.
The clip is laced with expletives and racial slurs.
The Daily News adds: “Ford, who is incoherent through most of the clip, appears to say ‘F— the minorities’ and that he ‘f—in’ take(s) these kids under my wing.’
“The mayor complains that he’s viewed as a right-wing ‘radical f—in’ guy’ — right before he smokes crack.”
Ford died of liposarcoma in March of this year after struggling with poor health for about a year and a half.
Here’s the clip, but we’ll remind you once again that the language is offensive …