Back in November 2017, Rand Paul was assaulted by a neighbor while the Kentucky Senator was outside working in his yard. The unprovoked attack resulted in severe injuries to Paul, landing him in the hospital with six broken ribs. He also suffered complications from his injuries including Pneumonia. His recovery was a long and painful one and now the Senator is taking the matter to the courts.
TMZ reports that Senator Paul is “suing Rene Boucher for physical pain and mental suffering after Boucher tackled him from behind during a heated argument back in November 2017. Cops later determined Boucher did it on purpose and arrested him. He was charged with one count of fourth-degree assault.”
The incident was first reported as a minor scuffle, and Paul's injuries were called "minimal." However, after Mr. Paul was absent from Capitol Hill for an extended period of time, only then was it revealed that his condition was far worse than previously reported.
In Documents obtained by TMZ, the former presidential candidate calls his neighbor’s actions “cruel, malicious, willful, wanton with total disregard for his rights, life, and liberties.
"The fight stemmed from Paul stacking yard debris near a shared property line. According to the docs, Boucher pled guilty to felony charges and got 30 days in jail with a $10k fine.”
With his court action, Paul is asking for compensatory and punitive damages. He is also asking for a restraining order meant to keep Boucher away from him and his family.
To learn more about the attack on Senator Paul, watch the video, below.