Has anyone considered what happens to this woman if she is not an escort?
I read somewhere that her mom says she isn't. She'll never be able to do much else now regardless. Just another casualty in the carpet bombing of Rob Ford. Nothing will stand between the grand city of Toronto and her proud dignity. Not the Ford family and not random people in random photos.
Is she a prostitute? I have no idea really. Maybe she was another extortion setup like the crack video itself.
Ever seen the movie Trading Places? Its a classic Christmas movie though its been buried since Obama became president. In it, these old rich guys decide to totally ruin and destroy the life of a man played by Dan Akroyd. They do everything to him. They frame him as a thief, plant drugs on him, even send a prostitute out to embarrass him in front of his fiancé. (at the same time they elevate Eddie Murphy making it a double fish out of water Christmas story) At least some of the Rob Ford story is like that.
The video seen around the world of Ford in a drunken stupor seeming to make threats was actually him doing a wrestler impression around the time he was arm wrestling Hulk Hogan. All is fair against Rob Ford I suppose (until he throws himself from his office window). But this escort business could potentially destroy both his family and some random woman's life.
Giving Rob Ford the benefit of the doubt has had worse than expected results. Suddenly every allegation is plausible. He's already admitted to smoking pot, crack and drunk driving. Why not paying for sex?
This is what lost trust can do. This is what "my word is my bond" is all about. One lie and now nothing can be trusted.
Yet he fights on. His tenacity is admirable. He wants the job and the ridicule of an entire world will not make him give it up. Instead of counselling he's doing a TV show.
Its unprecedented. This is unknown political territory. I can't predict the outcome of the Rob Ford saga. Odds are that the train wreck will continue, but no embattled politician has ever been given a show before.
I can't in good conscience support Rob Ford for any public office. -but I also can't help cheering for him. I hope he can battle his vices as hard as he battles to keep his job.