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Toronto Mayor Speaks Out Against Drug Use Allegations

Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images(TORONTO) -- After a week in virtual hiding and refusing to speak to reporters, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford went on the attack vehemently denying he is a drug user.

"I do not use crack-cocaine, nor am I an addict of crack-cocaine.  As for a video, I cannot comment on a video that I've never seen or does not exist," Ford told reporters Friday.

Ford's been in the storm of controversy fueling Canadian and international headlines ever since the website Gawker and two Toronto Star newspaper reporters say they saw the video allegedly showing the mayor using drugs.

Two men who claim they sold crack cocaine to the mayor have said they shot the video, according to the Gawker and Toronto Star reports.

According to BBC News, Toronto Catholic District School Board Wednesday dismissed Ford from his role as volunteer head coach of a high school football team, but gave no reason for his removal.
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