Toronto mayor Ford sued by Toronto Star for slander

Mayor Rob Ford is being sued by a Toronto Star reporter for slander.

The defamation suit, which was served on the mayor Thursday afternoon, relates to comments Ford made during a televised interview with Conrad Black on Monday.

Star editor Michael Cooke has said that in the interview Ford called reporter Daniel Dale a pedophile, though Ford did not use the actual word.

Cooke terms Ford's comments a ``vicious libel.''

Ford claimed in the interview that Dale was taking pictures of his children over his backyard fence.

Dale has denied doing that. He was not immediately available to comment.

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