November 14, 2013 1:16 pm
Updated: November 14, 2013 1:21 pm

Councillors turn their back to Mayor Rob Ford in protest


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TORONTO – City councillors turned their backs to Mayor Rob Ford in protest Thursday every time he stood to speak during a city council meeting.

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The protest started after the mayor admitted to driving drunk. He also threatened legal action and denied allegations he verbally abused now-former staffer Olivia Gondek. Court documents released Wednesday state that Isaac Ransom, a former staff member in the mayor’s office, said the mayor told Gondek he would “eat her out.”

“I have more than enough to eat at home,” Ford said.

None of the statements in the police document have been proven in court.

Janet Davis rose in council, along with dozens of other councillors, to reprimand the mayor following his remarks.

“I had the radio on and I heard our mayor make statements that I found repugnant, distasteful, hateful, misogynist, about a former staff person and his wife,” she said at council.

Councillors turn their back on Mayor Rob Ford. November 14, 2013

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