A hearing in Kent County (Del.) Family Court to determine whether Patricia Driscoll should be granted a no-contact order against former boyfriend Kurt Busch reached its final stage this week, with no end in sight to the verbal fireworks.
In closing arguments filed this week, Busch’s attorney accuses Driscoll of lying under oath during four days of contentious testimony last month, saying she fabricated her tale of being abused by the former Sprint Cup Series champion. Driscoll has testified that Busch slammed her head against the wall of his motorhome at Dover International Speedway on September 26 of last year. Busch denies those charges, calling Driscoll a jilted lover who refuses to accept the end of their relationship.
The Wilmington (Del.) News Journal reported today that in his summation, attorney Rusty Hardin requested “that the Court not reward (Driscoll’s) perjury and scorched-earth approach of destruction by granting her a protective order.”
Hardin said Driscoll has not disputed Busch’s characterization of her as “a trained assassin” and has told “legions of people” of killing foreign drug traffickers on behalf of the United States government.
"She easily could have retaken the stand in rebuttal and denied Mr. Busch's testimony that she told him that she had killed people on behalf of the government," wrote Hardin. "She chose not to testify under oath that Kurt's testimony was false, because she knew there were legions of people to whom she had repeated the same thing – some of whom believed her and some who did not.
"There is only one person in this duo that needs protection, and it is not Patricia Driscoll — it is Kurt Busch.”
In addition to the Family Court hearing, Busch faces potential criminal charges following an investigation by the Dover Police Department. Results of that investigation have been forwarded to the district attorney for possible action.