Toronto Mayor Ford Accused in Jail Beating

Sister's ex-boyfriend says Ford arranged it to keep him quiet
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 29, 2014 4:25 PM CST
Toronto Mayor Ford Accused in Jail Beating
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford walks past members of the media on his way to give a speech at The Economic Club of Canada in Toronto on Jan. 23.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,Nathan Denette)

Just another day in the life of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: He's being sued by his sister's ex-boyfriend for allegedly conspiring to have the man beaten in jail. A lawsuit submitted by Scott MacIntyre alleges the mayor was behind an assault at a Toronto jail in March 2012 that was intended to keep MacIntrye quiet about Ford's abuse of alcohol and drugs. The lawsuit alleges MacIntrye knew about Ford's alcohol and drug use and claims he was threatened with "dire consequences" if he did not remain quiet.

"They wanted to know if I was going to do the right thing—was I going to keep my mouth shut," MacIntyre tells the Globe and Mail. He got attacked in a jailhouse shower and ended up with a broken leg and shattered teeth. Ford's lawyer, Dennis Morris, said today that the allegations are "without fact or foundation." Ford offered no comment when reporters asked him about the lawsuit. "Remind me again, how the hell is Rob Ford still in office?" asks Jordan Yerman at the Vancouver Observer. (More Rob Ford stories.)

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