That moment when Rob Ford uses Crazy Town as a legal defence…

On Thursday, Rob Ford’s legal team filed its statement of defence in the lawsuit brought forward by Ford’s former brother-in-law, Scott MacIntyre. (MacIntyre,  you’ll recall, is the former partner of Kathy Ford, the guy  who once shot her in the head, who broke into the mayor’s home in 2012, who then went to prison, who was then brutally beaten while in jail, and who then sued Ford for allegedly having something to do with the attack.) MacIntyre is a significant character in Crazy Town. I interviewed his son at length.  I also spoke with MacIntyre via Facebook for the book.

With interest, I’ve realized Ford’s lawyers must have read Crazy Town, because they’ve used my information in their 11-page defence.

From page 6 of the filing:

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After my book was published, the Globe and Mail asked MacIntyre about the comments. The article quotes him as saying:

Asked Sunday about his remarks to Ms. Doolittle, Mr. MacIntyre told The Globe he sent the messages with the intention of deterring the journalist from contacting him. He said he believed that if he told Ms. Doolittle he only had nice things to say about the mayor that she would leave him alone. “It was one of those off-the-cuff remarks and I wish I’d never said it,” he said.