With everything that has come at them from the Toronto Star and the Globe & Mail, bare denials won't begin to clear the cloud that hangs over the heads of Toronto mayor Rob Ford and his brother, Councillor Doug Ford.
They'll have to look to a court of law to clear their names. They will have to sue the newspapers. Fortunately both are reasonably well off guys so retaining legal counsel shouldn't be a problem and, if they win, they'll get costs and damages a'plenty.
That nutty pair may think that denial will work but the time for that has long passed. So, boys, lawyer up, issue the writs and have at it - or not.