It is news that Rob Ford was allegedly acting inappropriately at an official function where he was attending in his capacity as mayor of Toronto. It is news that he was (allegedly) asked to leave that gala.
It is not news that Rob Ford is allegedly fighting personal demons. The Toronto Star was wrong to report that. It's not going to help him if it`s true.
There are a great many things to dislike about Rob Ford and a great many issues to fight him on - let`s focus on those.