Toronto police have charged a woman who is alleged to have thrown a drink at embattled Mayor Rob Ford.

Police say a cup of juice was thrown at Ford on Saturday afternoon while he was attending the Taste of Little Italy event.

Police had no other details about the incident or whether there is any connection to the negative publicity the mayor has received in recent weeks.

Twenty-seven-year-old Shannon Everett faces an assault charge and is scheduled to appear at Old City Hall courthouse on July 23.

Ford has been on the hot seat for weeks over media reports of an alleged video that appears to show him smoking crack cocaine, which he has denied using.

The scandal has generated international headlines and the mayor’s latest publicity generated considerable mirth on social media sites like Twitter.

“I will buy this woman a drink,” one person tweeted.

Another person chimed in, “whoever you are, I love you.”

However some people expressed disapproval of the alleged drink throwing.

“I do not support Ford but this was NOT necessary,” one tweet read.