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Butt-grab accuser alleges Toronto Mayor Ford was on cocaine

Sarah Thomson speaks to reporters in front of Toronto City Hall on Friday, March 8, 2013 about her allegations Mayor Rob Ford grabbed her "ass".

Credits: DON PEAT/QMI AGENCY

DON PEAT | QMI AGENCY

TORONTO - Sarah Thomson says she thinks Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was on cocaine when he allegedly groped her last Thursday.

Thomson made the drug claim Monday morning during a radio interview on KiSS 92.5.

The cocaine allegation is the latest chapter in a he said, she said scandal that erupted Friday and heated up Sunday with both Ford and Thomson trading barbs in public statements.

Asked by the hosts if she thought Ford was on cocaine, Thomson was blunt.

"I thought he was, yes, but I don't know," she said. "I looked up, I went back and looked up, you know, what are the signs of cocaine use. I looked it up and, you know, sweaty, talking quickly, out of it, arrogant - all these things were on there.

"What I read on Google, I would think he's either on that or some other substance ... he was definitely out of it."

Ford's office had yet to respond to a media request Monday about Thomson's cocaine speculation.

Reached by phone Monday, Thomson stopped short of saying Ford was on cocaine.

"I have no idea what he was on," Thomson told QMI Agency. "I know he was intoxicated. I went home and looked up a bunch of things over the weekend. I looked up what could it have been trying to understand why he would treat me that way."

The former mayoralty candidate made headlines Friday when she took to Facebook and accused Ford of making an inappropriate comment to her and grabbing her "ass" - the term she used repeatedly - on Thursday night at the Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee gala. Ford has denied the allegations while Thomson has stood by her claims.

On his radio show Sunday, Ford repeated that Thomson's story wasn't true.

"In my personal opinion, I've always said I don't know if she's playing with a full deck from the first time I met her," Ford told listeners.

On Monday, the KiSS 92.5 hosts asked Thomson why she hadn't reported the alleged sexual assault to police.

"The mayor has already had a whole bunch of lawsuits thrown at him and I would just then be a left-leaning politician trying to drag him down again," Thomson said. "And also it is a big waste of time to go through the legal procedures."


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