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NASCAR's Kurt Busch Says Ex Who Accused Him Of Abuse Is A "Trained Assassin"

He claims she said that a character in Zero Dark Thirty was inspired by her. The driver is in court because his ex requested a no-contact order.

Posted on January 14, 2015, at 12:45 p.m. ET

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch testified yesterday that he believes his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin for the U.S. government sent on missions around the world, the Associated Press reported.

"Everybody on the outside can tell me I'm crazy, but I lived on the inside and saw it firsthand," Kurt Busch said about his ex-girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, who heads the Armed Forces Foundation, which promotes wellness for members of the military and their families.

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch
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NASCAR driver Kurt Busch

Driscoll described the driver's testimony as "ludicrous," and said that he took it "straight from a fictional movie script" she wrote that he edited.

Busch, nicknamed "The Outlaw," was in court because Driscoll requested a no-contact order, where he repeatedly claimed that she was an assassin who went on missions around Central and South American and Africa.

Busch and Driscoll
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Busch and Driscoll

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He told multiple stories about her having a second life, according to the AP:

He recounted one time when the couple was in El Paso, Texas. He said Driscoll left in camouflage gear only to return later wearing a trench coat over an evening gown covered with blood.

A day earlier, Busch said his ex-girlfriend told him she was a mercenary who killed people for a living and had shown him pictures of bodies with gunshot wounds.

Busch said Tuesday that Driscoll had claimed that a female character in "Zero Dark Thirty," a film depicting the CIA's hunt for Osama bin Laden, was a composite of her and other women.

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A former personal assistant for the two, Michael Doncheff, also claimed that Driscoll said she was a trained assassin for the government, claiming she told him, "I take down foreign governments. I own Washington."

Neither Driscoll nor her attorney refuted the testimony over the four-day hearing, but she denied it in a phone interview with the AP.

"These statements made about being a trained assassin, hired killer, are ludicrous and without basis and are an attempt to destroy my credibility," Driscoll told the AP. "Not even Rusty Hardin [Busch's attorney] believes this."

The former couple kiss at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina.
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The former couple kiss at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina.

Busch testified he ended the relationship in September to focus on racing. Driscoll said a week later Busch assaulted her in his motorhome, grabbing her face and smashing her head into a wall multiple times.

At the time, Driscoll said Busch accused her of "having spies everywhere and having a camera on the bus to watch him."

The abuse allegations, which Busch has denied, are the subject of a separate criminal investigation.

There is expected to be a court ruling on Driscoll's no-contact order request in the next few weeks.

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