Toronto mayor admits to smoking crack, says he won’t resign

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Toronto Mayor at center of crack-smoking controversy

TORONTO (PIX11) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says that despite admitting to smoking crack, he will not be resigning.

Ford admitted on Tuesday to reporters outside his office about the allegations, according to CBS News.

“Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine,” Ford said. “There have been times when I’ve been in a drunken stupor.”

On Monday, Ford said on a local radio station that he wasn’t a drug addict or an alcoholic, BBC reports.

“Have I drank a little too much at times? You’re absolutely right,” he said. “Am I going to curb that? Absolutely I’m going to curb that.”

Ford insisted that he doesn’t have an addiction and would recognize the signs.

“If I am an addict I could not show up to work every single day and you know I cannot miss work,” he said.

Last week Canadian police revealed they had a video that appears to show Ford smoking from a crack pipe.

Reports of the video’s existence surfaced in May.

The video was recovered from a computer hard drive during an investigation of Ford’s associate Alexander Lisi who police suspect provided drugs to Ford reports CNN.

No charges have been filed against Ford in connection with the video.

While the video hasn’t been released to the public, police say they expect it will come out when Lisi goes to trial.