Kurt Busch calls assault allegations ‘fabricated’
Busch testified in court on Wednesday and denied all assault allegations against him stemming from a Sept. 26 incident.
Taking the stand in family court, Busch disputed Patricia Driscoll’s account that he smashed her head three times against a wall in his motorhome. Busch said Driscoll and her 9-year-old son, Houston, showed up uninvited and entered his bus without permission on Sept. 26 at Dover International Speedway. He said repeatedly asked her to leave, but Driscoll refused.
According to Busch, Driscoll, upset by their breakup followed him around the motorhome demanding he explain to her son why their relationship was over, the News-Journal reported. When Driscoll refused to leave, Busch said he cupped her face and said, “You need to leave.” Busch stated he was attempting to defuse the situation, according to The Associated Press. All of this occurred, according to Busch, while he was naked as he’d just awoken from a nap.
Busch’s testimony followed Driscoll’s account of the Sept. 26 incident that she gave Tuesday and into Wednesday morning. Driscoll said Busch was drinking and depressed and had threatened to kill himself after qualifying poorly for that weekend’s race. He then attacked Driscoll, who said she suffered bruising.
Dover police are still investigating the incident and determining whether charges should filed.
Driscoll added the alleged Dover assault was the second time Busch physically attacked her. The previous time was in the summer of 2012 at Busch’s home, but Driscoll did report the incident to police.
Busch’s attorney contended Driscoll would not accept the end of their four-year relationship. During cross-examination Tuesday, Driscoll said a no-contact order was needed because she feared for her safety.
“I don’t know what he’s capable of doing,” she said, according to the AP.