TODAY | November 14, 2013
>> we have new court documents reveal more accusations of drug use by rob ford and abusive behavior towards staffs. this in the wake of a heated face off with city council members.
>> reporter: the crack-smoking mayor of toronto got grilled by his city council and revealed for the first time he bought illegal drugs in addition to purchasing them.
>> have you purchased illegal drugs in the last two years?
>> reporter: it takes ford a full eight seconds to answer.
>> yes, i have.
>> there were those who rose to his defense, like his brother, councilman doug ford , accusing others on the council of taking illegal drugs .
>> have you ever smoked paurn?
>> reporter: a breach of decorum, the speaker struggled to get control.
>> reporter: the only two people in the room that wanted to fight were mayor ford and councilor ford report. the council has no authority to remove the mayor, although, a majority have asked him to take a leave. ford calls it a public sloging, insists, he isn't an addict and isn't going anywhere.
>> i am humiliated by it, but i cannot change the past.
>> the past is what they are struggling with, including this video. the mayor says he was very drunk at the time.
>> people who live in the city will be paying for the damage caused by terrible judgment, serial deception and ranted ego.
>> our cake is certainly taking the cake on embarrassment policy, for sure.
>> i think toronto has a lot more to offer if terms of attention than rob ford .
>> the council proceedings were streamed live online. one viewer called it the best reality tv ever.
>> today the whole world is watching. what will they see?
>> what they saw at times was ugly drama.
>> i really messed up.
>> entertaining to watch, perhaps, as long as it's not your city. for "today," stephanie gaas. nbc, new york.
>> are you out of a political scandal in a big way.
>> it's reality tv . you get the feeling it could end badly.