Rob Ford served with suit alleging mayor was connected to jailhouse assault
TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is being sued by his sister's ex-boyfriend for allegedly conspiring to have the man beaten in jail.
A statement of claim submitted by Scott MacIntyre alleges the mayor and two others were behind an assault at a Toronto jail which took place in March 2012.
The suit also names Ontario's Ministry of Correctional Services, which is responsible for the province's jails.
MacIntyre, who used to be in a relationship with Ford's sister Kathy, is suing all the parties for more than $1 million.
Ford's lawyer confirmed Wednesday that the mayor was named in a statement of claim.
"They're without fact or foundation," Dennis Morris said of MacIntyre's allegations.
When questioned further if the mayor had conspired in any way to harm MacIntyre, Morris bluntly said "the answer is no."
Ford offered no comment when reporters asked him about the suit on Wednesday.
None of the lawsuit's claims have been proven in court.