The four-day hearing over a no-contact order filed against NASCAR driver Kurt Busch took a bizarre turn on Tuesday, when Busch testified that his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin.
Patricia Driscoll, Busch's ex, has accused the 2004 NASCAR Cup champion of slamming her head three times against a bedroom wall in his motorhome at Dover International Speedway on Sept. 26. Busch and his legal team have denied the allegations, as have her Driscoll and her legal team regarding the assassin allegations.
"Everybody on the outside can tell me I'm crazy, but I lived on the inside and saw it firsthand," Kurt Busch said when his attorney, Rusty Hardin, questioned why he still believed Patricia Driscoll is a hired killer.
In an interview late Tuesday, Driscoll called Busch's assertion "ludicrous," saying he took it "straight from a fictional movie script" she has been working on for eight years and that he has proofread.
Driscoll, 37, is president of the Armed Forces Foundation, a non-profit that supports active and retired members from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. In 2010, the foundation partnered with NASCAR to form "Troops to the Track," a program that hosts and celebrates service members at races. According to the foundation's website, the program has expanded to 26 races across the country and honors more than 400 wounded service members, veterans and their families.
Driscoll also works for Frontline Defense Systems, a surveillance system company based in Washington, D.C. Her bio on the company's website reads as follows:
Patricia has spent the majority of her career in the narcotics and intelligence world. While working abroad, many issues came up at home that brought her to Washington DC, where over the last 9 years she has developed strong relationships in the House, Senate, and the White House. Her strongest ally’s are the Armed Services Committee, Appropriations, Ways and Means, the Homeland Security Committee, and the Intelligence Committee. Here are a few of the things she has been involved in over the past few years:
- Became an advisor for the field directors of Border Patrol and Customs to Congress and Headquarters Border Patrol and US Customs
- Testified before Congress on small business issues regarding Homeland Security
- Was paid by the British Embassy to go on a speaking tour of England regarding "Doing Business with Homeland Security". I was the panel expert on the law enforcement section as well as the security and intelligence components.
- Was invited to be a panel expert for the intelligence field for the Dept of Defense summit on Small Business at the Pentagon.
- Panel advisor for State Dept. to the Ambassador for Human Trafficking
- Congressional advisor for narcotics, trafficking, immigration, and border protection
In a YouTube video entitled "Pocket Commando," Driscoll details her involvement with both companies, as well as her role as a parent with a young boy.
"I'm 'Commando Mommy,' as far as he's concerned," Driscoll says when describing her relationship with her son.
Warning: The video below features explicit language and adult themes.
Driscoll denied Busch's assertions to the AP, calling the allegations of her being a trained assassin "ludicrous and without basis," and saying, "Not even Rusty Hardin believes this," referring to Busch's attorney.
A court ruling on Driscoll's request for the no-contact order is expected by early February. The allegations of Busch shoving Driscoll's head into the wall are the subject of a separate criminal investigation.
- Mike Fiammetta