NASCAR driver Kurt “The Outlaw” Busch has testified in court that his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin. Patricia Driscoll, head of the charitable foundation named the Armed Forces Foundation, is calling the accusation ludicrous.
The Gazette reported Busch testified on Tuesday that Driscoll once came back to him in a trench coat, covering a blood-splatted gown. He claims she had originally left in camouflage gear so he was surprised by the change in attire and startled by her returning appearance.
“Everybody on the outside can tell me I’m crazy, but I lived on the inside and saw it firsthand,” Busch said when his attorney, Rusty Hardin, questioned why he still believed Patricia Driscoll is a hired killer.
Busch claimed that on several occasions Driscoll asserted her assassin status. She claimed her work took Central and South America, even sometimes as far as Africa.
Driscoll stated that Busch is getting his information “straight from a fictional movie script” that he has proofread for her. It has been a project of hers for over eight years.
According to The Gazette, Busch, appearing in court again over Driscoll’s request for a no-contact order, continued the push of his legal team to discredit his ex as a scorned woman out to destroy his career.
The NASCAR driver said that Driscoll had claimed that a female character in “Zero Dark Thirty,” a film about the CIA’s hunt for Osama bin Laden, was a reflection of her and other women. He also said the she had told him she was a mercenary who killed people for a living.
Previously Michael Doncheff, an ex-personal assistant to Busch and Driscoll, said an ailing Driscoll told him in September that she had been picked up by a big man and slammed to the ground while helping round up immigrants at the Mexican border. Doncheff considered the story as “far-fetched.” He also said Driscoll declared that she was a trained assassin for the U.S. government and once told him, “I take down foreign governments. I own Washington.”
“These statements made about being a trained assassin, hired killer, are ludicrous and without basis and are an attempt to destroy my credibility,” Driscoll said during an interview on Tuesday. “Not even Rusty Hardin believes this. I find it interesting that some of the outlandish claims come straight from a fictional movie script I’ve been working on for eight years.”
Driscoll said Busch assaulted her in his motorhome at Dover International Speedway a week after they broke up, grabbing her by the throat and slamming her head into a wall several times. Busch has denied the allegations.
The Gazette reported that Richard Andrew Sniffen, a Christian music minister who often performs at NASCAR outreach events, had befriended Busch and Driscoll while they were still together. He stated that Driscoll had only told him on the night of the alleged assault that Busch had pushed her and that she hit her head. Sniffen said Driscoll was upset, angry and brokenhearted, but that she never said she was afraid of Busch and seemed intent on reconciling.
That attitude changed as the weeks passed. “I will destroy him,” Sniffen said Driscoll told him, adding that she repeatedly said she would take Busch down.