Rand Paul files civil suit against neighbor who attacked him

Rand Paul files civil suit against neighbor who attacked him
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Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulOvernight Defense: Pompeo blames Iran for oil tanker attacks | House panel approves 3B defense bill | Trump shares designs for red, white and blue Air Force One Senate rejects effort to block Trump's Qatar, Bahrain arms sales Senate rejects effort to block Trump's Qatar, Bahrain arms sales MORE (R-Ky.) has filed a civil lawsuit against the neighbor who assaulted him last year.

The lawmaker filed a complaint in Kentucky's Warren Circuit Court last week seeking a trial by jury and an unspecified amount in damages over Rene Boucher’s assault against him.

The senator alleges in the lawsuit that he will face “future physical pain and mental suffering” as a result as of the injuries inflicted in the assault, and that he “has been deprived of his enjoyment of life.”

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He also alleges that Boucher’s assault was “premeditated, planned, intentional and criminal” and that Paul and his family are “concerned for their safety, even on their own property” from Boucher’s “stalking, harassment and illegal actions.”

Boucher has already pleaded guilty to assaulting a member of Congress. He was sentenced earlier this month to 30 days in jail and a $10,000 fine for the charge.

The neighbor maintains that he assaulted Paul after the senator repeatedly placed yard debris near their property line. Paul says the attack against him may have been politically motivated.

Boucher's attorney Matt Baker told the Bowling Green Daily News that he will defend Boucher in the civil suit, and that they will "see if we can get it resolved as efficiently as possible.”

“To the best of my knowledge, Sen. Paul has not suffered any loss of any income and doesn’t appear that he will in the future,” Baker said. “It was established at the sentencing hearing that he does not have any out-of-pocket medical expenses in this case, and at some point after the incident he told Fox News in an on-camera interview that he has not taken any prescription pain medication."