[There was a video here]
In an impromptu press conference at city hall, Ford invited reporters to repeat "a question you asked me back in May," after Gawker and the Toronto Star published reports that crack dealers were attempting to sell a video of the mayor smoking crack cocaine.
After a few confused seconds, one reporter piped up: "Do you smoke crack cocaine?"
"Exactly," Ford replied. "Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine."
He went on to explain that the episode had occurred "probably during one of my drunken stupors."
"There's been times when I've been in a drunken stupor," Ford said. "That's why I want to see this tape. Why I want the entire city to see the tape. I want to see what state I was in. I'd like to see this tape. I don't even recall there being a tape. Some of the stuff that you guys have seen me, the state I'm in—it's a problem."
Ford went on to say that he is not an alcoholic and does not use drugs. Don't smoke crack.