On Monday, Sprint Cup driver Kurt Busch was back in Dover, Delaware to attend the third day of hearings at Kent County Family Court in regards to the no-contact protective order that ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll is currently seeking against Busch. Busch took the stand in order to once again give his side of the story.
According to The News-Journal’s Jon Offredo, who was in the courtroom during the hearing, Busch reiterated multiple times under direct questioning that he did not slam Driscoll’s head into the wall of his motorcoach. Busch insisted that all he did was cup his hands around Driscoll’s face and tell her that she needed to leave his motorcoach.Busch’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, has described Driscoll as a “jilted ex-lover” and believes that Driscoll showed up uninvited and refused to leave Busch’s motorcoach. In addition, Hardin stated that Driscoll “…has fabricated things across the board to suit her needs at the time.”
Busch also testified that he believes that Driscoll is a trained assassin that has killed drug lords in the past. The statement was backed up by additional witnesses who testified. In addition, when asked how he would fare in a fight versus Driscoll, Busch responded that “I knew that she could take me down at any moment.” Busch also stated that Driscoll once claimed that the character Maya, played by Jessica Chastain in the 2012 film Zero Dark Thirty, is partially based on her.
In addition, Busch’s assistant, Kristy Cloutier, also took the stand. Once there, Cloutier defended Busch while doubting Driscoll’s claims.”Kurt wouldn’t [hit her],” Cloutier said on the stand. “That’s just not Kurt.” Later on, Cloutier described the relationship between Busch and Driscoll as one where Driscoll held all the power. Specifically, she described Driscoll as a puppeteer and Busch as the puppet.
Earlier in the day, MRO Chaplain Nick Terry testified about what happened when Driscoll came to his motorhome following the alleged incident. In his testimony, Terry claimed that Driscoll came to his motorhome and claimed that Busch had pushed her up against a wall. In addition, Driscoll asked Terry and his wife to check her out to see if there were any marks on her neck, but they did not find anything noteworthy. The testimony differs significantly from previous testimony from Driscoll, who claimed that Busch slammed her head into the wall three times.
It should be noted that Monday’s hearing was not part of any criminal trial. Busch has not been charged with any crime based on the alleged incident from September to this point. The hearing is scheduled to resume Tuesday morning.