Mayor Ford being sued by sister's ex

Scott MacIntyre has filed a statement of claim, alleging the mayor conspired to have him assaulted in jail.

Mayor Rob Ford
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is being sued by his sister's ex-boyfriend, who alleges the mayor conspired to have him attacked in jail to prevent his illicit behaviours from becoming publicly known.
Scott MacIntyre alleges in the statement of claim filed Wednesday that the mayor arranged for jail staff to facilitate the beating. Video surveillance in the area had been ``inexplicably disabled'' before the attack and the guards stationed to watch the area didn't come to his aid, MacIntyre alleges.
As someone who formerly attended Ford family social events and gatherings, MacIntyre says he has known about Ford's ``habits and lifestyle'' for some time.
He was sent to jail in early 2012 after being charged with threatening the mayor, for saying he would expose his ``unsavoury activities,'' MacIntyre says in his statement of claim.
It was there in March 2012 that he was brutally beaten, more than a year before the Toronto Star and U.S. website Gawker reported on the existence of a video appearing to show the mayor smoking crack cocaine.
``Ford's drug and alcohol abuse, and his association with criminals to facilitate his drug abuse...are long-standing,'' MacIntyre writes in his statement of claim.
``Ford was anxious that these matters should remain undiscovered.'' None of the allegations have been proven in court.
``They're without fact or foundation,'' Ford's lawyer Dennis Morris said. When questioned further if the mayor had conspired in any way to harm MacIntyre, Morris bluntly said ``the answer is no.''
Ford offered no comment when reporters asked him about the suit on Wednesday.
The mayor has admitted to consuming too much alcohol on occasion but has denied he has a problem. He has admitted to smoking crack cocaine, likely in a ``drunken stupor'' and to smoking marijuana. One of his friends, Alexander Lisi, is facing drug charges as well as an extortion charge for alleged attempts to retrieve the notorious crack video.
When MacIntyre pleaded guilty to the threatening charge the judge ``correctly inferred that the plaintiff was attacked because he had been a bother to Ford and his family,'' he says in his statement of claim.
MacIntyre alleges Ford conspired with Payman Aboodowleh, who coached high school football with Ford, to have one of their former players, who was also in jail at the time, attack him.
There is video published online of an ``extremely agitated'' Ford and Aboodowleh conspiring at Aboodowleh's house to have MacIntyre beaten or killed, MacIntyre alleges in his statement of claim.
A video emerged in November of Ford in a profanity-laced, rambling tirade in which he threatens to kill someone. Ford said he was drunk at the time and called the incident an embarrassing mistake, but he wouldn't name the target of his rage.
The lawsuit doesn't make it clear if MacIntyre is referring to that video.
Ford and Aboodowleh arranged for staff members at the Metro West Detention Centre to ``facilitate the exposure'' of MacIntyre to the former football player, and to ensure ``there was no supervision or surveillance of the area where the plaintiff was assaulted,'' MacIntyre alleges.
The former player, Aedan Petros, was among various inmates who told MacIntyre to ``keep his mouth shut,'' once he was sent to jail, MacIntyre alleges.
    ``He repeatedly threatened the plaintiff that he would suffer dire consequences if he did not remain quiet about the substance abuse and criminal activities of Ford and members of Ford's family,'' MacIntyre alleges.
MacIntyre was put in segregation for his own protection, but once he was released from that unit he was sent to the same general population range where Petros was being held, he alleges.
    ``There was no response or no adequate response to the plaintiff's justified concern for his safety,'' MacIntyre alleges.
The suit also names Ontario's Ministry of Correctional Services, which is responsible for the province's jails, Aboodowleh and Petros.
MacIntyre is seeking $1 million in damages from all of the defendants, plus $100,000 from each of them for aggravated, punitive and penal damages. He is also seeking another $100,000 from the ministry, who he alleges breached his charter right to life, liberty and security of the person.


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  1. Angry Bill posted on 01/29/2014 04:47 PM
    Judges have got to be getting tired of seeing case after case put in front of them about someone somewhere trying to sue or charge Rob Ford with something. So now some jailbird wants to have Ford charged with trying to have him assaulted while he was in jail?

    I predict that this will spend even less time in the courts than Ford's other cases. Unless this dude has iron-clad evidence, which at first blush I rather doubt.
    1. Rossvegas posted on 01/29/2014 05:02 PM
      @Angry Bill And taxpayers have got to be tired of seeing this crackhead embarrass us yet again. If the guy had one shred of respect for his family and the city he claims to represent, he would have resigned months ago.
    2. Mike Ford posted on 01/29/2014 05:02 PM
      @Angry Bill I think we all saw this coming. It's gone from being funny to incredibly sad and pathetic for this man and his family.
  2. Peter posted on 01/29/2014 05:09 PM
    This could be he big one. Rob Ford will be forced to be deposed and testify under oath about his drug use, his sister's drug use, and the effect it had on her drug addict boyfriend. The mayor's brothers, friends, and gang members will have to testify as will the jail guards and the people who assaulted Morris in jail and if they were pressured by the mayor, David Price, Lisi, and others.

    Because this will be going to disclosure around the same time as the election, it could become a problem for Ford. I'll wager that hell be forced to settle.
    1. HP posted on 01/29/2014 05:35 PM
      @Peter I suspect that you mean that it was Scott MacIntyre that was assaulted, not the mayor's lawyer. However, Rob Ford may find that a lot of his dirty laundry will be aired during this trial. Do you think that his wife may be forced to testify about Scott breaking into their house and threatening them, demanding money that Rob owed him? Doug, Price, Robby, and Lisi will be deposed, then may have to testify as well as the mayor's mother. Stayed tuned, politics is a blood sport.
  3. MargB. posted on 01/29/2014 09:22 PM
    Really, like really, can we not have a quiet week that doesn't bring up a Ford name in some capacity?
  4. tanjo posted on 01/30/2014 07:47 AM
    "What you've just witnessed is, in many ways, a life-sized video game. You saw a liar talk to a killer and you couldn't tell them apart."
    - John Tanner, The Osterman Weekend
    1. HP posted on 01/30/2014 09:32 AM
      @tanjo Apparently, according to court documents, in that video of Ford threatening to kill someone, he was referring to Scott, his former brother-in-law. It was shot in the home of the man being sued for organizing the beating, the same man that used a fake name for his criminal check so that he could work with Rob Ford at the Don Bosco football team, where he recruited the beater. I hear there may be more coming out in the trial about the killing of the man in that Ford pic, the wounding of the other after the news of the crack smoking video was released. Sad days for Toronto, ahead.
  5. Angry Bill posted on 01/30/2014 10:31 AM
    On the other hand, whoever gets the movie deal for all of this once it's all over will make millions. They won't even need to use artistic license.. the truth here is stranger than fiction.

    Ideally, Ford should have stepped down a long time ago.. Because he, more than anyone else, knows what skeletons are in his closet. The longer he stays in public office, the less likely it will be that these skeletons will remain hidden. He has made, and is making, a big mistake by not realizing that.

    It isn't even about his politics, perceived or otherwise, anymore. Sure, he's been labeled a fiscal conservative, due to his repeated statements about working for the taxpayer. I still would never want to see a socialist running things, but Rob Ford, regardless of his political statements, has shot himself in the foot. With a bazooka.

    Him being stubborn and not wanting to be labelled a quitter is admirable in and of itself. But it ceases to be admirable once the skeletons in your closet have become so big that they overshadow anything else, including whatever political message you are trying to deliver, however ham-fistedly.

    So, let's deal with the facts. Ford ain't leaving.. and any legal action about anything that can be brought to bear against him at this point will not get him out of office before the next election. So your only option is to wait until the next election. I don't labour under any pretense that he will get back into office, even though he will get a large number of people voting for him.

    Part of me actually wants to see him get back in, just to throw mud in the eye of the media, and the socialist councilors who have been working non-stop to kick him out, and failing that, to curtail his powers and ability to do anything at city hall. I do not agree with their handling of that. Like it or not, Ford was elected. Suck it up, buttercup. Don't like it? Wait until next election like everyone else.

    It's no secret I'd be behind John Tory. He's honest, and has actual morals unlike most politicians. That fact alone is enough to get my vote, regardless of his political stripe. And, he's also liberal enough that the die hard libs out there shouldn't have much trouble getting behind him. He's the most liberal conservative I know.. I myself am to the right of John Tory. I really want to see him toss his hat into the ring.
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 01/30/2014 11:04 AM
      @Angry Bill Well said...I probably wouldn't have written it quite the way you did. But you did save me from writing an
      I owe you one.
  6. justsaying posted on 01/30/2014 10:39 AM
    Amazing that Ford Nation is Not blaming the media or the liberal government for this one. Truly, the mayor has made so many extremely bad choices and believed he was above the law and would never be caught.

    Hanging out with known criminals is one thing, buying and smoking crack with them is another, but then hiring these same people to whack this brother-in-law while in prison? That is beyond anything any reasonable person could expect of their mayor.

    Yet, does Ford Nation still say, "what he does on his own time is his own business?" Of course they do. If I did any of these things I'd expect to be in jail, but not the Mayor, he stays in office.

    With these latest allegations, forget rehab - he is unelectable.
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 01/30/2014 11:07 AM
      @justsaying Actually, do you notice how careful the media is being with this one.
      I pay very close attention, and keep track of how the media covers Rob Ford. And usually, they are very liberal with their coverage- sometimes whether the case on Rob Ford is true or not.
      This is one of the few, I've seen them report this as though the media is on egg-shells. Even Dave Agar, was unusually cautious of delving too far into his usual commentary on Rob Ford.

      But in this case, this is one of the VERY few instances that Rob Ford is being responsible with one.
    2. Edwin posted on 01/31/2014 12:01 AM
      @justsaying This idiot, I hope is going down.
      I still do not understand you Ford Nation supporters that buy into his crap.
      I will get caught and this may be it. I hope! The guy is a thug and a lying buffoon.

      Just look at his bullishit rhetoric about the budget. He always goes on about saving money and not raising taxes. Yet, when asked, he never really brings forward any of his ideas on where to save, He just has a few talking points that he spits out, and never backs them up. He is a walking cliche, and all of you supporters, should see him for the lying idiot that he is.


      We all know that he had something to do with this beating. Come on. An ex football player of his. The date it happened. A little coincidental no?

      Come on Karl. Let's see you explain some of this crap???
  7. john posted on 01/30/2014 11:08 AM
    so he is in jail for blackmail ( yawn ) who cares . changes are he deserved it . i realy dont care about that ford will still win the election no matter what .
  8. Karl Burgin posted on 01/31/2014 09:21 AM
    You asked me to explain some of "crap" that you spieled in your last posting, to defend the mayor- so I'm game. Don't mind if I do. Thought I'd post it here, just in case you missed it ;p

    1.> As to your premise that this case will bring him down. Highly doubt it. The major reason being, this is a civil case- not a criminal one. Mr. McIntyre is going to have to provide some hard-core evidence that the mayor was involved. Secondly, for the mayor to have been involved in this, you are also talking about the jail guards allowing this to happen. The jail guards are under the Ministry's watch- not the mayor's. As Mr. Ford's lawyer pointed out, it would have to be a pretty big conspiracy to pull this off. There are just too many moving parts for the mayor to co-ordinate, in order to pull this off. Highly, highly unlikely. And besides, according to everybody, he was probably doing drugs and booze at the time, because he is an addict. So how could you have a quivering addict, at the mercy of drugs and booze, and yet have a mastermind, that is able to pull this off. Which is it?

    2.> Mr. Robert Turner who produces Moore in the morning brought forward some very excellent points concerning the mayor's budget. Apparently only 2 of the mayor's proposals for savings were passed through- but it seemed the only reason why, was to appease the mayor- like throwing a dog a bone. The two savings that the mayor proposed, would save close to a million dollars.
    Firstly, imagine if most of the mayor's proposals went through, how much the city would actually save. Secondly, council gave the mayor 2 proposals from his list to pass through- all without much thought. This gives rise to question, if council could let those motions pass without much effort, how much "real" savings could be found if they actually tried.
    Again, this shows that Rob Ford is more serious about find gravy, than the other Councillors- and the mayor's list may not be as far-fetched as others would like you to think.
    1. donny p. posted on 01/31/2014 09:32 AM
      @Karl Burgin Read the other press, it's becoming a criminal case, and Robby's budgets no longer make any sense. He hasn't saved the city a dime, costing us a fortune when you factor in the billion dollar 3 stop subway that he didn't vote for yesterday and the $100 million LRT cancellation need to pull that faggot out of your Robby corn hole and see what he's doing to the people that actually live in this city and stop with you armchair're making people that live here laugh at you.
  9. gayforford posted on 01/31/2014 09:27 PM
    This is story is obscene first and foremost that guy had tons of time to spill the beans on Ford it is not like he could not get an audience so there goes his theory ford was trying to stop him from speaking he had plenty of time and many opportunities hello takes two seconds to call robin doolitle; Hello and another big gay Hello. Secondly this guy tired to fatally injury Kathy Ford, threatened to take down Ford and any police that got in his way and we are suppose to feel sorry for this loser and that he somehow a victim and we are suppose to be surprised that there is fighting in jails and this sociopath got into a fight. What is the relevant of this story is it because someone connected indirectly to Ford got into a fight in prison would it have been less salacious if it was a fight; one of many on a Saturday night, In the entertainment district which I have seen many. I do have to admit girls fighting is the most fun, weaves flying, purses crashing, plus I am gay in the village dikes fighting is just as fun. I believe the powers to be is using this once again to embarrass the mayor and once again who care about a loser who got into a fight in prison even if he never met ford this guy was and is trouble .
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