Video of Rob Ford tea toss surfaces
NOW Magazine has obtained a video showing a red cup being flung toward Rob Ford at a Toronto street festival.
It happened June 15th at Taste of Little Italy along College St.
NOW says the scene was shot by a marketing firm following the mayor for footage to use in "The Summer of Ford", a video released by his office in September.
Shannon Everett, the woman who threw the cup of maple syrup-sweetened organic peach tea, was charged with assault. The charge was withdrawn in September because the mayor didn't wish to push forward.
"I have never and would never throw a drink in anyone's face, even Mayor Ford", Everett told reporters outside Old City Hall after the charge against her was dropped.
Everett's lawyer, Marie Henein said her drink wasn't thrown at Ford, but "in an empty area where there were no people."
The short video shows a drink landing behind the mayor, but it isn't clear which direction it has come from or if any liquid hits Ford. After the cup lands, the mayor points to something or someone beyond the camera before he and his staff take off running.
Everett told the Toronto Star last week “I just threw it like ... a boo, in disapproval. I wasn't out to hit him. I just thought, you are so not cool, Mayor Ford.”
Everett says the drink's lid didn't come off and she can't see how the mayor would've been splashed.
Speaking on Newstalk 1010's The City the day after the incident Ford insisted the drink did get him. "It stings. That hurt, man. When it hits you in the face, you don't expect it, right?"
The video of the tea toss was shot by Ossington Creative. Brendan Croskerry, a member of the mayor's staff, does some work for the agency as a music composer.