Well, THIS is embarrassing. Dougie’s party has not only a scandal for practically every day he’s been on the hustings, he’s got one brewing on the home front too…and right on the eve of the election:
The widow and children of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford are suing his brother Doug Ford, alleging he has deprived them of millions of dollars, including shares in the family business and a life insurance policy left behind to support his family.
In a $16.5-million lawsuit filed Friday in Superior Court, Renata Ford also alleges that former brother-in-law Doug Ford is a “negligent” business manager whose decisions have led to a steady decrease in the value of the Ford company, Deco Labels. Despite setting his sights on a political career, Doug has continued to receive “extravagant compensation,” even though Deco is losing money, Renata claims in her court filings.
Doug Ford has “knowingly and deliberately put (Renata and her two children) in a highly stressful and unfair financial position during their period of grief after Rob Ford’s death, and continued to do so for more than two years after Rob Ford’s death,” the statement of claim alleges.
The lawsuit was filed by lawyers from Aird & Berlis LLP in Superior Court against Doug, his brother Randy (who is a top executive at Deco), and the Deco company itself. The allegations have not been proven in court.
Nothing proven…YET. But it wouldn’t surprise me if it were true. I mean, this IS Drug Frod we’re talking about here. He is EXACTLY the kind of guy who would screw over everyone, even his own relations, to get what he wants.
And whaddya know: He’s already slapped back at Renata. That was predictable!
Meanwhile, I feel a song coming on. Maestra Dusty, take it away: