TORONTO – Mayor Rob Ford can’t seem to please anyone these days, even with those at a rehab facility he’s in, after being reprimanded for speaking to the Toronto Sun while seeking treatment for alcohol abuse.
“I got into major s— for talking to you, so I can’t talk to you,” Ford told Toronto Sun‘s Joe Warmington.
The mayor got into hot water with staff at the treatment centre after making comments to the newspaper about his “amazing” rehab experience and how he is continuing to field calls from his constituents.
“There’s just a policy you’re not allowed to speak to the media in these programs. I didn’t know about that,” he said. “They weren’t too happy.”
Ford told the Sun he’s through talking to the media while in the rehab program, which he said could cost him as much as $100,000.
Ford has taken a leave of absence to seek help for a “problem with alcohol” after multiple media reports surfaced a week ago linking him with drug and alcohol abuse.
The Toronto Sun obtained an audio recording of Ford making offensive remarks in an Etobicoke bar and The Globe and Mail revealed the existence of a second video of Ford smoking what looks like crack-cocaine.
WATCH: A phone interview with a local paper and alleged “sightings” prompt questions about what kind of treatment the mayor is getting for his alcohol troubles. Mark Carcasole reports.
The Toronto Star also published an article claiming witnesses saw Ford using cocaine at Muzik nightclub on March 15.
The mayor has remained tight-lipped about where he is staying out of respect for the other patients in the facility.
However, questions continue to swirl about his exact location as there have been alleged Ford sightings across Toronto.
In a phone interview on Wednesday, Toronto resident Cayla Clarkson told Global News she believes she saw the mayor at a Tim Hortons in the Junction the day before.
“I saw him walk in. He was wearing a suit and a tie, but then when he came out, he was wearing a grey sweatshirt and grey sweatpants.”
Doug Ford claims it was him that Clarkson saw and not Rob.
Speaking with reporters on Wednesday, Doug insisted his brother was in rehab and “nowhere close to the GTA.”
It is speculated that Ford is in Canada after he voluntarily withdrew his application to enter the United States last week while trying to make his way to Chicago.
The Consul General of Canada in Chicago confirmed to Global News Ford was turned away at the border for an unspecified reason.
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