After Months of Denials, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Admits to Crack Cocaine Use 'in a Drunken Stupor'

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Toronto police have been claiming for days that they have video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine. On Tuesday November 5 the embattled mayor finally admitted that he may have done so “in a drunken stupor” but that such behavior indicates he overindulges, not that he's a crack addict.

“Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine,” Ford told reporters at an impromptu news conference outside his office just after noon, according to a transcript released by the Canadian Press. “But … am I an addict? No. Have I tried it? Probably in one of my drunken stupors, probably approximately about a year ago.”

As for the police tape, he called for them to release it publicly and challenged its very existence.