Patricia Driscoll, former girlfriend of NASCAR driver Kurt Busch and president of the Armed Forces Foundation, denies accusations by the driver known as "The Outlaw" of being a trained assassin.
In a court appearance Tuesday, Busch said he believes his ex-girlfriend is a trained killer who has completed numerous covert missions around the world. He also said she once returned home in a blood-splattered gown.
"Everybody on the outside can tell me I'm crazy, but I lived on the inside and saw it firsthand," Busch said in testimony.
Driscoll, an author, philanthropist and executive producer of the military documentary The Which I Love Destroys Me, called Busch's accusation "ludicrous," adding that she believes he came up with the idea "straight from a fictional movie script" she has been working on for the past eight years.
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The former couple have continuously exchanged accusations with the intention of discrediting the other in court proceedings over a no-contact order requested by Driscoll.
Busch contends she is a scorned woman out to destroy his career following a breakup, and she asserts that he assaulted her, slamming her head three times against a bedroom wall of his motorhome at Dover International Speedway on Sept. 26
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In court, Busch never faltered in his assertion that she was an assassin, claiming that she had missions in Central and South America and Africa. He said she showed him pictures of bodies with gunshot wounds that she said was her doing and claimed that a female character in Zero Dark Thirty was based, in part, on her.
Last month, a personal assistant to Busch and Driscoll, Michael Doncheff, also claimed that Driscoll told him that she was a trained assassin for the U.S. government, reportedly telling him, "I take down foreign governments. I own Washington."
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Driscoll told The Associated Press late Tuesday that Busch's accusations are ridiculous.
"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. "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," she added.