Mayor Rob Ford has filed a statement of defence in a lawsuit filed by his sister's ex husband, Scott MacIntyre.
MacIntyre claimed in the lawsuit filed in January, that Ford arranged to have him beaten up while he was in prison.
He says the video, which was later released to the Toronto Star, showing an angry Ford ranting about fighting and uttering death threats, was proof that backed his case.
In his statement, Ford says he was merely imitating a professional wrestler in the privacy of a friend's home.
He says the video was 'meant as a joke'.
Ford says through his lawyers that the claim lacks merit and calls the accusations frivolous.
Police never opened a criminal investigation into the case simply because MacIntyre filed a civil suit.
MacIntyre was attacked while being held at the Toronto West Detention Centre in March of 2012.
He says he suffered a broken left arm, and cuts to his face along with dental damage.
The lawsuit is seeking 1 million dollars in general and special damages.
Nothing has been proven in court.