Doug Ford slams Facebook group for advertising bogus date with his daughter
Sandie Benitah, CP24.com
Published Tuesday, April 8, 2014 6:00PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, April 8, 2014 6:16PM EDT
Doug Ford has called out a bogus “Ford Nation” Facebook group for telling its followers that a free date with his daughter would be up for grabs in exchange for campaign funds.
The Etobicoke councillor was livid late Tuesday afternoon and called the people behind the group “immoral” and accused them of attacking the Ford family.
“It’s disgusting but this is what happens when you make changes down here,” he told reporters at city hall. “You pull their hands out of the cookie jar and they come after you. They can’t go after our record so they want to get personal.”
Ford said he has contacted his lawyers as well as Facebook administrators to see what can be done about shutting down the page.
“(What they’ve done is) not illegal but it’s immoral and disgusting,” he said. “It’s constant, it’s every week. I’ve contacted our lawyers and contacted Facebook. They can run but they can’t hide. They’re a bunch of cowards. They don’t want to stand here. They want to hide behind computer and Twitter accounts.”
His daughter and wife were upset by the post he said.
“They believe in giving back to the community but at what cost?” he asked.
The Ford Nation page in question was posted Tuesday afternoon. It advertises an “Exclusive Ford Nation contest.”
“All those attending the first Rob Ford fundraiser on May 8 will be entered into a draw to win a date with the mayor’s beautiful niece Krista Ford,” the post says.
The post then advertises Mayor Ford’s fundraiser scheduled for that evening in Vaughan. Tickets to the event cost $300 each.