Ford to Testify Friday
In what could be a make or break moment in the six million dollar defamation lawsuit against Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, the mayor himself will take the stand Friday, the second time in less than three months that he's been called on to give testimony in a court of law.
Ford left court during the morning break on the third day of proceedings at 330 University Ave. to coach his high school football team in a playoff game.
When Ford returns to court on Friday he will speak to the claims of Boardwalk Cafe owner George Foulidis that the then mayoral candidate damaged his reputation by suggesting that a deal involving the restaurant owners company and the city "smacked of civic corruption."
The comment suggesting corruption was paraphrased when it appeared in the Toronto Sun and was not a direct quote from Ford himself. He denies saying it.
A newly discovered recording of the conversation is expected to be entered into evidence on Friday.
On Thursday Foulidis finished his testimony after spending parts of three days on the witness stand.
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