NASCAR's Kurt Busch: My Ex Is a Hired Gun

Claim about Patricia Driscoll makes waves at domestic violence hearing
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2015 9:23 AM CST

(Newser) – At first it sounded like a typical domestic-violence hearing: protection orders, unstable behavior, alcohol, and depression. Then NASCAR driver Kurt Busch shook things up, announcing that his ex, Patricia Driscoll—who alleged he had smashed her head into a motor-home wall—was actually a trained assassin who traveled the world to carry out deadly missions. The first part of that hearing was in December, but Busch was back in Delaware family court yesterday, adding that Driscoll had shown Busch photos of bodies with gunshot wounds and mentioned that a character in the movie Zero Dark Thirty was a composite of her and other women, the AP reports. More Busch allegations that emerged: that Driscoll had murdered drug lords using long-range sniper rifles, as well as at close range with knives and poison, the News Journal reports.

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Busch even says that one night in El Paso, Texas, Driscoll left in camouflage attire and came back with a trenchcoat over a blood-spattered gown. Kevin Draper points out on Deadspin that Driscoll has an "interesting background" that makes Busch's claims seem "vaguely possible": She's president of the nonprofit Armed Forces Foundation, which helps military service members; owner of Frontline Defense Systems, which sells military equipment; and star of the "Pocket Commando" video, in which one of her workers calls her "Baby Rambo." "These statements made are ludicrous and ... are an attempt to destroy my credibility," Driscoll tells the AP, adding, "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." (Sneak a peek at a North Korean assassin's arsenal of everyday objects.)

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