U.S. website Gawker says an alleged drug video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford may be “gone,” and nearly $200,000 raised to buy the video could go to charity. (The mayor has denied the video exists and says he does not smoke crack cocaine.)

In a post on Gawker’s website Tuesday, Cook wrote that an intermediary spoke to the purported seller of the video, who said it was “gone.”

Gawker had crowdsourced a total of $201,254 minus fees to buy the video.
“If this doesn’t happen soon, we will — as we initially promised when we launched the campaign — select a Canadian nonprofit that addresses substance abuse issues to receive the money,” he wrote Tuesday.
Ford has faced a constant barrage of media attention since Gawker and the Toronto Star first reported on the alleged video in mid-May.

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