“He still thinks he’s going to party,” Renata allegedly said, The Star reports.
“He thinks that he, oh, you know, ‘I’ll get off the pills, but I’m not giving up the blow.’”
The discussion is detailed in Doolittle’s book "Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story." It allegedly took place in a Tim Hortons parking lot outside Etobicoke in late 2010 or early 2011, and Doolittle heard the conversation on a recording.
Rob Ford's lawyer, Dennis Morris, told The Star he spoke to Renata on Thursday and that she “denies that she’s said whatever’s alleged.”
Doolittle is one of three journalists who reported seeing the now-infamous video of Ford smoking crack cocaine. Her book also claims the man, identified only as "John," advised Renata about “methadone, withdrawal symptoms and clinics that will be discreet.”
Renata typically keeps a low profile, but has made headlines in the past.
In 2008, when Ford was a city councillor, he was charged with assault and uttering a death threat to his wife. Those charges were later dropped.
On Christmas morning in 2011, Ford’s mother-in-law called police to his home, saying Ford had been drinking and was taking his children to Florida against Renata’s wishes. No charges were laid.
Most recently, Renata stood by Ford’s side at a press conference in November during which he apologized for making a crude remark about oral sex.
This latest report comes after another tumultuous week for Mayor Ford. On Wednesday, his sister’s ex filed a statement of claim alleging he was behind a jailhouse beating.
The mayor was also ticketed for jaywalking in B.C. on Friday night.
Renata Ford attends a news conference as her husband Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks to the media on Thursday November 14, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Mayor Rob Ford's wife Renata Ford, centre, is escorted to her car by staff after attending a press conference with her husband at city hall in Toronto on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Mayor Rob Ford's wife Renata Ford, second left, is escorted to her car by staff after attending a press conference with her husband at city hall in Toronto on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford stands at an elevator door as he tries to escort his wife Renata out of a news conference on Thursday November 14, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (centre) jostles with the media as he tries to escort his wife Renata (left) out of a news conference in Toronto on Thursday November 14, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Rob Ford on election day at his family's (mom and dad's) home in Toronto on October 25, 2010, watching as the results come up on the TV announcing him as the winner, and shortly afterwards, hearing that his brother Doug won as well. Hugs from his mother, Diane, and his wife Renata.This is when he found out his brother had won as well. Renata, Rob's wife, threw her arms up, as did mom, Diane, at left. (Photo by Peter Power/The Globe and Mail)
Mayor-elect Rob Ford being greeted by his supporters and making his speech at theToronto Congress Centre in Toronto on October 25, 2010, after winning the election. This is where he said the win was for his father. Mom, Diane, is left and wife Renata is right. (Photo by Peter Power/The Globe and Mail)
Rob Ford on election day at his family's (mom and dad's) home in Toronto on October 25, 2010, watching as the results come up on the TV announcing him as the winner, and shortly afterwards, hearing that his brother Doug won as well. Hugs and kisses immediately followed with his wife Renata. (Photo by Peter Power/The Globe and Mail)
Mayor Rob Ford gets a kiss from his wife Renata at city hall council chambers as he was officially sworn in as new mayor of Toronto Dec. 7, 2010.(Photo by Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail)
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<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/03/08/sarah-thomson-rob-ford-facebook-photo_n_2836245.html?utm_hp_ref=robford">In March, former mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson accused Rob Ford of grabbing her behind</a> while at an event. She <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/03/11/sarah-thomson-rob-ford-cocaine_n_2853183.html?utm_hp_ref=robford">later suggested the mayor was so out of it that she wondered if he was on cocaine. Ford has denied the accusations.
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/11/26/rob-ford-court-ruling-toronto_n_2191814.html?utm_hp_ref=robford">In November of 2012, an Ontario Superior Court Judge ordered Rob Ford to be removed from office</a> for violating Toronto's Conflict-of-Interest Act. The ruling stemmed from Ford's participation in a council vote to recommend he repay donations that he solicited for his private football foundation using official city letterhead. After weeks of uncertainty about who would replace Ford, the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/01/25/rob-ford-appeal-granted_n_2547358.html?utm_hp_ref=robford">mayor won his appeal</a>, allowing him to remain in power.
<A href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/news/rob-ford-football">Ford's role as coach of a high school football team</a> has repeatedly landed him in hot water. From a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/11/05/rob-ford-ttc-bus-football_n_2076761.html">city bus used to ferry the team home</a> after a reported brawl, to <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/11/16/rob-ford-to-testify-today_n_2143353.html?utm_hp_ref=robford">missed council meetings and court appearances</a>, Ford's gridiron exploits have made headlines again and again. Despite the controversy, Ford has maintained that he's not giving up his other job to focus on running the city.
Winnipeg, Windsor, What's The Difference?
On a trade mission to Chicago, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/09/19/rob-ford-chicago-winnipeg-windsor_n_1896249.html?utm_hp_ref=robford">Ford infamously confused Winnipeg and Windsor</a>, a verbal stumble that <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/09/25/22-minutes-rob-ford-video_n_1913744.html?utm_hp_ref=robford">prompted chuckles on both sides of the border</a>.
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/11/21/rob-ford-fall-gif-video_n_2170653.html">A video clip of Ford falling</a> while attempting to throw a football at a Grey Cup event was quickly turned into GIF image that went viral.
Driving Mr. Ford
In October of 2012, a photo hit the web of <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/08/14/rob-ford-reading-driving-car-gardiner_n_1776183.html?utm_hp_ref=robford">Ford reading while driving</a>. The mayor admitted to doing it, but <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/08/21/rob-ford-driver-toronto_n_1819165.html?utm_hp_ref=robford">refused to hire a driver</a>, despite pleas from the police and political allies. The incident was far from the first Fordian fail on the road. The mayor has also been <a href="http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/07/26/ford-calls-alleged-middle-finger-incident-with-motorist-a-%E2%80%98misunderstanding%E2%80%99/">accused of giving a motorist the finger while driving</a> and has admitted that he <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2010/08/19/ford-marijuana-possession-charge489.html">pleaded guilty to refusing to provide a breath sample</a> after driving under the influence of alcohol in Florida.
A photo hit the web in September of 2012 of <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/07/26/rob-ford-nazi-photo_n_1707326.html?utm_hp_ref=robford">Ford posing with a neo-Nazi</a> dressed in a foreign military uniform. Ford explained that he was unaware of the man's political beliefs. At least <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/07/26/rob-ford-neo-nazi-picture_n_1708329.html?utm_hp_ref=robford">one major Jewish group said it was satisfied the mayor meant no harm</a>.
Cut The Waist
For several months in 2012, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/06/18/rob-ford-weight-diet-toronto-ankle_n_1606268.html?utm_hp_ref=robford">Ford took part in a very public weight-loss campaign</a>. Weigh-ins staged before the press meant the mayor had nowhere to hide, and after some initial success, he actually started putting on pounds. Ford admitted to giving up soon after.
Confrontation With Reporter
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/05/02/rob-ford-toronto-mayor-star-reporter_n_1472929.html?utm_hp_ref=robford">Ford called the police in May of 2012 and alleged that Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale trespassed on his property</a>. Dale denied the allegations and said Ford approached him with a raised fist. Ford would subsequently refuse to speak with reporters from the Star or to co-operate with the paper in any way.
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/04/18/rob-ford-gay-pride-parade-toronto_n_1434581.html?utm_hp_ref=robford">Ford has twice bucked tradition and refused to attend Toronto's Pride parade</a>, prompting widespread criticism.
Calling The Cops On Marg
Late in 2011, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2011/10/24/rob-ford-cops-cbc_n_1029601.html?utm_hp_ref=robford">Ford called the police after Marg Delahunty (Mary Walsh) and the crew of CBC's satirical show "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" showed up at his home</a>. While other politicians have reacted with laughter when approached by Delahunty, Ford said the "ambush" at his family home crossed the line.
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