Two Toronto Star reporters and one Gawker editor say they’ve seen a video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine. All three report that the cellphone video in question clearly shows Ford, in a well-lit room inhaling from, what looks like a glass crack pipe. The problem is the person who took the recording—someone who claims to have sold crack to the mayor—would only let The Star and Gawker watch the video on his phone while he held it in the back of a car outside a Toronto apartment complex. He wants six figures for the video, and, out of fear that it might be sold back to the mayor, Gawker is soliciting offers from news organizations or wealthy individuals interested in purchasing the video for public viewing. The Star says Ford’s chief of staff hung up when a rep called for comment.
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