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Toronto mayor threatens to sue former aides

Updated at: 11/14/2013 11:05 AM
By ROB GILLIES

(AP) TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is threatening to take legal action against former aides who told police about their concerns about his drug use and drunken driving. He also denies making sexual advances toward a female staffer.

Ford was reacting Thursday to details in newly released court documents that revealed more allegations of improper behavior against him. Ford has faced mounting pressure to resign since admitting to smoking crack.

Speaking on live television at City Hall, Ford used coarse language to deny he once told a female staffer he wanted to have oral sex with her.

The mayor added that he is "happily married."

Ford acknowledged, however, that he might have consumed alcohol while driving.

Toronto City’s Council voted Wednesday to ask the mayor to take a leave of absence.

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