Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul says that a recent GQ story alleging that he kidnapped a female friend while a student at Baylor University and attempted to force her to take bong hits is "absolutely not true"
Appearing on FOX News' Your World with Neil Cavuto, Paul said that the story, which quotes his accuser anonymously, is "outrageous and ridiculous" and that the magazine deserves to be sued for printing it.
Paul dismissed a question about whether the incident was a prank that has been mischaracterized, saying, "I'm not really going to try to go back 27 years to remember everything I did in college."
But, he told the FOX News host, "I think I would remember kidnapping someone."
"I absolutely deny kidnapping anyone ever," he said.
Here's the key excerpt from the story:
The strangest episode of Paul's time at Baylor occurred one afternoon in 1983 (although memories about all of these events are understandably a bit hazy, so the date might be slightly off), when he and a NoZe brother paid a visit to a female student who was one of Paul's teammates on the Baylor swim team. According to this woman, who requested anonymity because of her current job as a clinical psychologist, "He and Randy came to my house, they knocked on my door, and then they blindfolded me, tied me up, and put me in their car. They took me to their apartment and tried to force me to take bong hits. They'd been smoking pot." After the woman refused to smoke with them, Paul and his friend put her back in their car and drove to the countryside outside of Waco, where they stopped near a creek. "They told me their god was 'Aqua Buddha' and that I needed to bow down and worship him," the woman recalls. "They blindfolded me and made me bow down to 'Aqua Buddha' in the creek. I had to say, 'I worship you Aqua Buddha, I worship you."