Rand Paul’s College Accuser: No ‘Legal’ Kidnapping, But Dude’s Very ‘Weird’
August 11, 2010
(ChattahBox)—Rand Paul’s “Aqua Buddha” accuser clarified her remarks to address the reporting on the GQ’s bizarre prank abduction story. The still unnamed woman didn’t walk back her claims, but pointed out to The Plum Line’s Greg Sargent that the strange incident was not a kidnapping “in a legal sense.” She added a bit more color to the story, calling it more of a college hazing, adding that she found the whole thing so “weird” that she ended her friendship with “Randy” Paul.
Although the GQ piece didn’t present the college incident as a “kidnapping, as pointed out by Sargent, Paul’s carefully parsed denial of a kidnapping or forcing “anyone to use drugs,” allows the teapartier to avoid the whole story and issue plausible denials.
So, to reiterate, there was no legal kidnapping or being forced physically to take drugs, says the woman, but the GQ piece didn’t make such claims.
“The whole thing has been blown out of proportion,” she told me. “They didn’t force me, they didn’t make me. They were creating this drama: `We’re messing with you.’” [...]
“I went along because they were my friends,” she said. “There was an implicit degree of cooperation in the whole thing. I felt like I was being hazed.” [...]
“[They] came over to my house as friends that I knew,” she told me. “They immediately said, `We’re going to tie you up and go for a ride.’”
“She reiterated that they took her to a room filled with pot smoke and told her to partake, but she emphasized that she hadn’t been forced. “He did not drug me,” she said. “He did not force me physically in any way.”
“She said they then “took me out to this creek and made me worship Aqua Buddha.” And she added that the whole thing was so “weird” that afterwards she ended relations with Paul and his friends.”
And in a strange twist, the woman, who is adamant that her identity be kept private, because of her work as a psychologist, is fearful that some of her tea party clients could harm her.
Really can’t blame her.
In the accompanying photo, Paul is towards the front, wearing a black cape and a straw hat. Yep, the dude’s just plain weird.