Another Paul Protester Says He Was Manhandled

Jack Conway advertises story to media
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2010 11:31 AM CDT
Another Paul Protester Says He Was Manhandled
In this Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 image taken from video and released by WDRB/Louisville, Lauren Valle of liberal group, seen in red, is taken to the ground by Rand Paul supporters.   (AP Photo/WDRB/Louisville)

Jack Conway’s campaign set up a conference call today, so that one of his supporters could regale reporters with a story about how he, too, was mistreated by Rand Paul supporters outside Monday’s debate. Michael Grossman, 60, claims that while Lauren Valle was being stomped in the head, he was being harassed by a “massive thug,” who tried to “throw me down to the ground backwards to join Ms. Valle, to join that ‘other communist supporter.’”

“He said I ought to be back in California and New York with the rest of the scum,” Grossman told reporters. “I left after that. It scared me.” But there’s room for skepticism, the Huffington Post notes, because Grossman never mentioned the incident to police. Police are still investigating Monday's events, and considering charges against two other people who are seen helping to tackle Valle in the video, ABC News reports. RedStateBlog, meanwhile, has video that seems to contradict Valle's account of the event, and her claims that the assault was premeditated. (Read more Rand Paul stories.)

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