Rand Paul’s Attacker Countersues, Wants Compensatory Damages For Alleged Brush Piles

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The man who attacked Republican Sen. Rand Paul in November is countersuing the Kentucky senator for “unsightly” debris, WBKO reported Wednesday.

Rene Boucher’s lawyer, Matt Baker, filed the countersuit in Warren Circuit Court in Kentucky on Wednesday, along with a motion to dismiss Paul’s lawsuit.

The countersuit is seeking “all compensatory and punitive damages permitted by law,” citing how Paul allegedly violated Rivergreen Homeowners Association bylaws by piling debris and other waste near Boucher’s property.

Paul allegedly ”historically caused to be deposited and accumulated on his property various piles, heaps and mounds of trash, debris, waste, dead trees, stumps and refuse of all types and configurations,” according to the countersuit.

The suit named at least three instances where Paul had piled debris near Boucher’s property, including the Nov. 3 incident that led to Boucher attacking the senator and breaking six of his ribs. (RELATED: Rand Paul Attacker Pleads Guilty To Felony Assault Charge)

Baker also filed a motion to dismiss Paul’s request for an injunction, which would bar Boucher from having contact with the Pauls. Baker’s reasoning is that the attack was an “isolated” incident and that Boucher had already been barred from contacting Paul by the federal judge presiding over Boucher’s criminal case.

Paul alleged in his lawsuit against Boucher that the attack was a part of a pattern of ”stalking and harassment.”

“In point of fact, there was, is and has never been any proof whatsoever of any such pattern of any such misconduct,” Baker said, according to the Bowling Green Daily News. “Neither (Paul), nor any of (Paul’s) family members, have ever alleged a pattern of any such conduct to anyone, to include law enforcement officials or other third parties and the allegation that any such conduct exists is completely specious and without merit.”

Baker also said that Paul’s actions were “intentional” and “constituted the maintenance of a private nuisance and trespass.”

The countersuit also named Paul’s wife, Kelley Paul, and the homeowners’ association, alleging the HOA knew of Paul’s violations but did not act to correct them.

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