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Toronto mayor threatens legal actions against former aides who spoke to police

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, left, confronts Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong at City Council in Toronto on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Almost every member of Toronto's City Council stood up and asked Ford to take a leave of absence during the meeting after he admitted smoking crack last week."Together we stand to ask you to step aside and take a leave of absence," Councilor Jaye Robinson said, reading open letter to Ford in City Council. The council voted 41-2 to accept the letter Wednesday, with the embattled mayor casting one of the opposing votes. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, left, confronts Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong at City Council in Toronto on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Almost every member of Toronto's City Council stood up and asked Ford to take a leave of absence during the meeting after he admitted smoking crack last week."Together we stand to ask you to step aside and take a leave of absence," Councilor Jaye Robinson said, reading open letter to Ford in City Council. The council voted 41-2 to accept the letter Wednesday, with the embattled mayor casting one of the opposing votes. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)  (The Associated Press)

  • Councilor Giorgio Mammoliti, left, speaks as Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, center, and his brother Councilor Doug Ford listen during a council meeting in Toronto on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. A motion being debated Wednesday would call on the mayor to take a leave of absence, apologize to Toronto residents for misleading them and cooperate with police. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

    Councilor Giorgio Mammoliti, left, speaks as Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, center, and his brother Councilor Doug Ford listen during a council meeting in Toronto on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. A motion being debated Wednesday would call on the mayor to take a leave of absence, apologize to Toronto residents for misleading them and cooperate with police. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mayor Rob Ford speaks at a City Council debate in Toronto on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted Wednesday that he bought illegal drugs in the past two years and that he will not step down. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

    Mayor Rob Ford speaks at a City Council debate in Toronto on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted Wednesday that he bought illegal drugs in the past two years and that he will not step down. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)  (The Associated Press)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is threatening to take legal action against former aides who told police about their concerns about his drug use and drunken driving. He also denies making sexual advances toward a female staffer.

Ford was reacting Thursday to details in newly released court documents that revealed more allegations of improper behavior against him. Ford has faced mounting pressure to resign since admitting to smoking crack.

Speaking on live television at City Hall, Ford used coarse language to deny he once told a female staffer he wanted to have oral sex with her.

The mayor added that he is "happily married."

Ford acknowledged, however, that he might have consumed alcohol while driving.

Toronto City's Council voted Wednesday to ask the mayor to take a leave of absence.