Tim Profitt, the man who was seen on video detaining and stomping on the head of an anti-Rand Paul activist during a candidate debate late last fall, is attempting to have the assault charges against him dismissed. Profitt claims he was just trying to keep his candidate safe.
A pretrial conference for Tim Profitt, a former Rand Paul supporter accused of stomping on a liberal activist, was postponed Tuesday after his attorney filed a motion to dismiss the case.
The motion says Profitt was justified in the use of force when subduing Lauren Valle, a MoveOn.org activist who rushed toward Paul outside a debate to present him with a mock award.
According to Kentucky Revised Statutes, “a person is justified in the use of force in defense of a third person,” the motion says.
Is protecting a candidate from being approached by an activist really “defense of a third person?” and something that justifies grabbing a woman, throwing her to the ground and stomping on her head?
Profitt already made it clear that he considers the act to be totally appropriate, even going so far as to state last year that Valle owes him an apology for forcing him to attack her in the first place.
Valle suffered a concussion and a sprained shoulder as a result of the attack, and Profitt lost his position as coordinator for Rand Paul’s senate campaign.