The salacious allegations against Toronto Mayor Rob Ford took a lewd turn Thursday when the embattled leader made a vulgar reference on camera about oral sex and, then, moments later, apologized publicly.
In his apology, Ford said he had been under "tremendous, tremendous stress."
Ford was apparently referring to graphic language he used in denying a female staffer's accusation that he sought to perform oral sex.
In another development about the controversial mayor, he and his brother Doug, who's also a member of the Toronto City Council, will begin broadcasting their own TV show on Canada's Sun News Network on Monday, the brother confirmed to CNN.
Their "Ford Nation" show will air Monday nights and picks up where the two brothers left off on their talk radio show, which ended its run last week, the network said on its website. A headline on that site posed the question, "Canada's Ultimate Reality Show?"