Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford sued by his sister’s ex-boyfriend for allegedly having him beaten in jail to prevent him exposing ‘illicit behaviours’

The lawsuit, which was filed on Wednesday by Scott MacIntyre, alleges that the politician was behind an assault in a Toronto jail in March 2012

Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford being sued by his sister’s ex-boyfriend for allegedly having him beaten up in jail to stop him exposing ‘illicit behaviours’.

Rob Ford, the current Mayor of Toronto, is being sued by his sister’s ex-boyfriend for allegedly conspiring to have him beaten up in jail to prevent him from leaking information about his ‘ illicit behaviours’.

In the lawsuit, which was filed on Wednesday by Scott MacIntyre, it alleges that the politician was behind an assault in a Toronto jail that occurred in March 2012.

MacIntyre claims that the Mayor was behind the alleged attack, which he instructed to ensure he kept quiet about Ford’s alcohol and drug abuse.

Rob Ford Has Higher Approval Rating Than Obama And Cameron

The suit alleges that McIntyre was threatened with ‘dire consequences’ if he did not remain quiet. McIntyre was remanded in custody after being charged with threatening the mayor by saying he would expose his ‘unsavoury activities’ to the press.

MacIntrye claims that Ford conspired with his fellow football coach Payman Aboodowleh. Together, he says, they instructed a former player who was also serving jail time to beat MacIntyre up at the Metro West Detention Centre.

Ford and Aboodowleh allegedly arranged for staff members at the prison to 'ensure there was no supervision or surveillance of the area' where the reported assault is thought that have taken place.

The lawsuit also names Ontario's Ministry of Correctional Services.

Dennis Morris, Ford’s lawyer, has labelled the allegations "without fact or foundation".

"The answer is no," he replied when probed by reporters as to whether the mayor had conspired in any way to harm MacIntyre.

Toronto Mayor: Rob Ford Gets Stuck In A Lift

Ford declined to comment when he was questioned about the lawsuit by reporters.

The allegations comes after the Mayor of Toronto confessed to having smoked crack in one of his "drunken stupors" after police obtained a copy of a video that appeared to show Rob Ford using the drug last year.

During an interview in November, Rob Ford said he was prepared to clean up his bad habits.

"I've had a come-to-Jesus moment if you want to call it that. Just the humiliation and the belittling and the people I've let down," he said.

"And it's all because of alcohol. Excessive, stupid, immature behaviour and that's it."

Earlier this month, he was captured on camera putting on a bizarre Jamaican patois monologue for customers at a fast food restaurant in Toronto, during which he ranted away about police surveillance and flailed his arms seemingly at random.

Watch: Rob Ford Captured On Camera Ranting In Jamaican Accent

Confronted about the footage, which quickly went viral, outside his office a day later, he told reporters he had imbibed "a little bit" of alcohol on the evening.

"I was with some friends and what I do in my personal life with my personal friends, that's up to me," Ford said.

"It really has nothing to do with you guys."

On whether he felt the language he used was offensive or discriminatory, he said: “It's how I speak with some of my friends."
 

Start your day with The Independent, sign up for daily news emails
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs People

Recruitment Genius: HR Manager

£36000 - £45000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...

Ashdown Group: HR Manager Shared Services - Uxbridge, - 1 Year contract

£50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: HR Manager Shared Services - Uxbridge, Stock...

Recruitment Genius: Graduate Human Resource Officer and Executive Assistant

Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity to join one of...

Ashdown Group: HR Assistant (Events business) - Central Manchester - £20K

£18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: HR Assistant (Events busi...

Day In a Page

Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before