The embattled mayor of Toronto has said he is "receiving advice from people with expertise" as yet more allegations about his drink- and drug-fueled escapades stack up.
Rob Ford threatened to take legal action against new claims that he took cocaine and hosted prostitutes in his office, describing them as "outright lies".
But he was also back on the defensive in a hastily-organised press conference at which he apologised for making "graphic remarks" on a radio show.
ITV News' Washington Correspondent Robert Moore reports:
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