Rand Paul denies college kidnapping, threatens to sue GQ

Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul denied Tuesday that he once kidnapped a fellow student in college and attempted to force her to smoke marijuana.

The anecdote was reported by Jason Zengerle in GQ this week.

“I think I would remember if I kidnapped someone, and I don’t remember. And I absolutely deny kidnapping anyone ever," Paul told Fox News's "Your World with Neil Cavuto."

He continued:

“No, I was never involved with kidnapping, no I was never involved with forcibly drugging people. … Do we live in an era where people can come forward anonymously and accuse you of things and then all of a sudden I am supposed to spend the rest of the campaign defending myself against anonymous accusers who say I kidnapped them? The story just borders on ridiculous.”

Paul also threatened to sue GQ for publishing the story.

“I think they deserve a lawsuit," he said. "The problem is: In our country, they make it almost impossible for politicians to win anything. … We used to have journalistic ethics in this country. … It’s so ridiculous I don’t know where to start."