There are innumerable examples of people proclaiming their innocences only to be found guilty - Ford is claiming that the allegations are false even though the media is reporting that there is a video. So either he's telling the truth or he's expecting that the video will never become public fodder...
His brother speaks the truth though when he says that the media is hounding the family in a scandalous manner - I've never heard of a mayor and his family being stalked the way that our Royal Family is. This has been going on long before this and really it deminishes their credibility.
Surrrrrrrre it couldn't possibly be the fault of the guy who spends more time managing crisis communications than running the city, now would it? How do other politicians handle hostile media?
In any case, this scandal has just cost Ford his most important role: coach of Don Boscoe's football team.