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08-10-2010, 03:11 PM
Rand Paul Camp Threatening to Sue Magazine Over Report He 'Kidnapped' Woman While in College

Published August 10, 2010

| FoxNews.com

U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul is threatening to sue a magazine following a report that alleges he kidnapped a female friend and tried to force her to smoke marijuana as a college student at Baylor University.

GQ Magazine published a report Monday anonymously quoting a woman who claimed Paul and another man came to her house, blindfolded her, and tied her up before trying to force her to "take bong hits" in 1983 when the three were students at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

The report also alleges that Paul, who is running as the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, was part of a secret society called the NoZe Brotherhood, which "existed to torment the Baylor administration" through "pranks" and its student-run satirical newspaper.

Paul told Fox News that he "categorically" denies the kidnapping allegation. "This stuff is just outrageous and ridiculous. No, I never was involved with kidnapping. No, I never was involved with forcibly drugging people," he said.

Paulís spokesman, Jesse Benton, said Tuesday that the account "is made up or distorted beyond recognition" and accused the reporter, Jason Zengerle, of driving a "leftist agenda" meant to damage Paulís campaign.

"Itís a libel story," Benton said in an interview with FoxNews.com. "Itís just so ridiculous Ė it's not worth responding to."

Benton said the campaign is considering legal action against the magazine, but acknowledged that, "We need all of our money going to the campaign and not to attorneys."

"We have a limited amount of time and financial resources for this kind of thing," he said.

The magazine, meanwhile, is standing by its story. GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson said in an e-mail statement Tuesday that "We've vetted, researched and exhaustively fact-checked Jason Zengerle's reporting on Rand Paul's college days."

"We stand by the story, and we gave the Paul campaign every opportunity to refute it," he said. "We notice that they have not, in fact, refuted it.Ē

Paul, the 47-year-old son of Republican Texas Rep. Ron Paul, says he attended Baylor University in the early 1980s but never graduated. He reportedly opted to leave the school early when he was accepted to medical school at Duke University, where he earned his medical degree in 1988.

The woman, quoted in GQ, told the magazine that Paul and another member of the brotherhood drove her to a creek after she refused to smoke marijuana and forced her to worship an "Aqua Buddha."

"They told me their god was 'Aqua Buddha' and that I needed to bow down and worship him," the woman reportedly told the magazine. "They blindfolded me and made me bow down to 'Aqua Buddha' in the creek. I had to say, 'I worship you Aqua Buddha, I worship you.'

"They never hurt me, they never did anything wrong, but the whole thing was kind of sadistic. They were messing with my mind. It was some kind of joke," the woman reportedly said.

While Benton would not confirm Paulís involvement with the NoZe Brotherhood, campaign sources have described the group as a "benign" fraternity of sorts that engaged in community service, published "irreverent" writings and "pulled a few pranks."

The campaign of Paul's Democratic opponent, Jack Conway, had no comment on the story when contacted Tuesday by FoxNews.com.

08-10-2010, 03:19 PM
I worship you Aqua Buddha, I worship you!

08-10-2010, 03:54 PM
Whether true or not, this tactic illustrates the desperation of Rand's opponents. At the worst, most people will probably read the story as a silly, immature prank.

08-10-2010, 04:04 PM
All Hail Aqua Buddha!



08-10-2010, 04:37 PM
at least it is early it is early in the campaign. anyone could come out and say he did something like this. I call BS

08-10-2010, 06:40 PM
Hey GQ...ya might wanna look into Larry Sinclairs allegations that he smoked crack and gave blow jobs to State Senator Obama in 1999.....

08-10-2010, 06:50 PM
I could never set up and actually kidnap someone if I was doing bong hits. And who the fuck would force bong hits on someone? Where are these potheads from? Way too productive.

08-10-2010, 06:50 PM
Did he also have sex with Nikki Haley?

08-10-2010, 07:42 PM
"We stand by the story, and we gave the Paul campaign every opportunity to refute it," he said. "We notice that they have not, in fact, refuted it.

The fuckers dictate the debate and what the "issues" are as if this is some kind of problem our country is facing. "We stand by our "story." Is this all they fuckin got? And if Rand, or we wanted to sling mud what about all the ethics complaints that have been put on Jack as Attorney General which would happen to be something recent and "REAL" by the way.

I know it's important to be involved in politics, but from reading this shit I can see why people get fed up.

08-10-2010, 08:09 PM
CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Biltzer was covering the candidates today and a couple of ANALysts: Left Donna Brazile - Gore's Campaign Manager, Right Romney's Campaign Manager

Of course when it got to Brazile, first thing out of her mouth... Rand Paul is in Deep Trouble, he needs to answer what happen at Baylor University and refuses to answer.

Wolf Biltzer slapped her fat ass with... he was on Fox News today and refuted anything at Baylor University, etc etc... Wolf put her in her place, kinda nice.