FRANKFORT — Republican U.S. Senate nominee Rand Paul on Tuesday denied trying to abduct a woman and force her to use illegal drugs while attending Baylor University in the early 1980s.
The denial came a day after GQ, a national magazine, published on its Web site an anonymous woman's allegations that Paul and a classmate tied her up, took her to their apartment, tried to force her to use marijuana and later made her bow down in a creek to a god known as "Aqua Buddha."
Appearing on the Neil Cavuto show Tuesday evening on Fox News, Paul said the article was "outrageous and ridiculous."
He said allegations that he kidnapped the woman and forced her to use drugs were "absolutely untrue" and worthy of a lawsuit.
"No I never was involved with kidnapping. No I was never involved with forcibly drugging people," Paul said.
When Cavuto asked if the woman's allegation could have been a college prank, as opposed to kidnapping, Paul declined to provide further details about the incident.
"Well, I'm not really going to try to go back 27 years and remember everything I did in college. . . . I don’t think that really politicians should be asked to answer anonymous accusers from 27 years ago," Paul said. "But I will categorically deny that I ever kidnapped anyone or forced anybody to use drugs."
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