Watch the video that triggered the country's biggest political scandal. Warning: video contains graphic language. Court lifted publication ban on cellphone video showing embattled former mayor inhaling from crack pipe, which Ford denied in but later. The infamous video of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine has been released to the public after an extortion charge laid. The infamous video of Toronto's deceased former mayor, Rob Ford, smoking crack cocaine is now public, and for the first time can be viewed. In May , the American website Gawker and the Toronto Star reported that they had viewed a cellphone video that showed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine and. Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Dies upended three years later, when a video circulated online that purported to show him smoking crack. The infamous but little-seen footage of the late Toronto mayor smoking crack was released Thursday, after an extortion case over the clip got.