Two more staff members left Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's office on Thursday, the Toronto Star reports.
Brian Johnston, who was Ford's advisor on council relations, was escorted out of city hall on Thursday. He told the Star that he chose to resign and said "the timing was right for me."
The Star also reports that the mayor's executive assistant, Kia Nejatian, quit Thursday morning.
The administrative casualty count at Toronto City Hall in the wake of reports about an alleged video of Ford smoking crack cocaine now stands at five: the mayor's right-hand man, Mark Towhey, was marched out of city hall last week and on Monday, two of Ford's spokespeople also resigned.
When the Star asked Johnston if Ford could weather the crisis, he said Ford has "recovered from a lot of things already. Anything is possible.”