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Update: Remember When Rand Paul Got The Crap Beat Out of Him?

Neighbor has to pay $580K for breaking Rand's ribs over a pile of leaves

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Hey, remember when Kentucky Senator Rand Paul got the living piss beat out of him by his neighbor? Well, a jury says that neighbor best pony up and pay the piper now!

Rene Boucher, the Republican senator’s neighbor in Kentucky, tackled our boy Rand in November 2017 in a dispute over leaf trimmings (We're still not buying that, btw). Paul suffered six fractured ribs as a result.

On Wednesday, a Kentucky jury awarded Paul $375,000 in punitive damages as well as $200,000 for pain and suffering and almost $8,000 for medical expenses.

Although Paul is a famous Republican politician, Boucher, an opthamologist and a registered Democrat, has said the attack was not political in nature. He said it was Paul’s careless disposal of leaves on his property that triggered the vendetta and attack. Boucher was charged with felony assault of a member of Congress and got a 30-day prison sentence as a result.

“No one deserves to be violently assaulted,” Paul said in a statement at the time. “A felony conviction is appropriate and hopefully will deter the attacker from further violence.”

*Editor's note: LOTS of people deserve to have the crap beat out of them - you just DON'T DO IT!!!

At any rate, the fine legal minds of the Hammer and Nigel show have some insightful thoughts on the matter between Rand and his unhinged neighbor in the following clip:

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