Rob Ford’s ‘more than enough to eat at home’ comment causes a stir

Video: Rob Ford makes sexually explicit comments while denying latest allegations. Discretion is advised

TORONTO – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has apologized for extremely crude language he used on live TV Thursday morning.

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“I want to apologize for my graphic remarks this morning,” said Ford during a press conference at city hall Thursday afternoon.

Earlier in the day, Ford used coarse language to say he never told a female staffer he wanted to have oral sex with her.

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The mayor said he’s “happily married” and has “more than enough to eat at home.”

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Ford made the comments as he denied reports that he made lewd comments to a female staffer last year.

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Video: Councillor Janet Davis calls Mayor Ford’s comments “repugnant and deplorable.”

Councillor Janet Davis said she was shocked at Ford’s comment.

“I heard the mayor make statements I found repugnant, distasteful, hateful and misogynist about a former staff person and his wife. I have never heard such disgraceful language and statements made in the public realm by an elected official, ever.”

Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong, who sponsored a motion yesterday urging Ford to take a leave of absence, called the mayor’s use of the P-word “completely unacceptable” and is calling on him to resign.

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“The mayor of our city should not be using language like that; he shouldn’t be speaking about women like that,” said Minnan-Wong. “He crossed the line. No apology would suffice in this circumstance. He has to resign. There’s no doubt in my mind that he should be the mayor to this city.”

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On Twitter, the Toronto Argonauts released the following statement in a series of tweets.

Others also turned to social media to share their reaction:

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November 14, 2013

Ford is also threatening legal action against staff members for suggesting at least one of his female companions was a prostitute.

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None of the allegations have been proven in court.

-with files from The Canadian Press

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