Accused in Rob Ford drink-throwing incident will 'vigorously' defend hersef: Lawyer
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford attends an Italian street festival in Toronto on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
A woman accused of throwing a drink at Mayor Rob Ford while he mingled with residents at the Taste of Little Italy over the weekend will "vigorously defend the charges against her," according to a statement from her lawyer.
Defence lawyer Marie Henein released the statement to the media Tuesday afternoon, saying she felt the need to speak out after Ford made several public comments about the case.
"We are surprised by Mayor Ford’s decision to comment on the case repeatedly outside the judicial forum. This is most unfortunate," the statement read. "The Mayor should allow Ms. Everett to have her day in court, where we will vigorously defend the charges against her and a court of law will have the full opportunity to assess Mr. Ford’s credibility."
Police have previously said that Ford was hit by the errant drink while near College and Crawford streets late Saturday afternoon.
On Sunday, Ford discussed the incident on his weekly radio show on Newstalk 1010, suggesting it may be time for him to get a full-time security detail.
Shannon Everett, 27, faces one count of assault in connection with the incident and is due in court on July 23.
Everett is a yoga teacher and media developer with no prior involvement with police, according to Henein.
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