Danica Spouse: Psycho-Sexual Evaluation Ordered

Two years ago I posted about a sexual abuse allegation leveled against Danica Patrick’s husband, Paul Hospenthal.

Danica Patrick Tissot

(New Danica Shoot - Not Her Husband)

Hospenthal, a physical therapist, was accused in 2007 of having sex with a 16-year-old patient multiple times while he was 33-years-old. KTVK-TV in Phoenix reports the complaint from the woman to the Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy was resolved when …

Hospenthal was issued a public reprimand — six months probation — where he’s stays on the job and attends classes on patient boundaries.

He did not appeal.

Patrick and Hospenthal were married in November, 2005. She first met Hospenthal when (surprise!) he was giving her physical therapy for a yoga injury. She was 24, he was 40 at the time. They were married shortly thereafter.

Danica Patrick Paul Hospenthal Get Married

(Danica Patrick Marries Paul Hospenthal)

Recently, Liz Mellott of NATIONAL SPEED SPORT NEWS followed up on Hospenthal’s sordid professional past - which actually goes beyond his reprimand for underage sex with a patient:

Under the Pennsylvania Department of State Health Licensing Boards Disciplinary Actions in October 2007, the story continues.

“Paul E. Hospenthal, license no. PT001940E of Scottsdale, Ariz., agreed to a permanent, voluntary surrender of his license because he had a license disciplined by the proper licensing authority of another state.” (09-27-07) So, now no longer on probation, he has no license.

Then, to add more soap to the opera, “The Board then discussed ordering Mr. Hospenthal to submit to a psycho-sexual evaluation. The motion carried by a unanimous roll call vote.” Wow, when the whole Pennsylvania State Board thinks you need a psycho-sexual evaluation, you would think it would be hard to get a date, much less marry an IRL star.

Mellott also reports that Hospenthal had another complaint lodged against him by a young patient in Arizona:

In the Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy records, there is another complaint that in 2000 he seduced another woman while she was his physical therapy patient and that they had a consensual sexual relationship for four years during which time she “periodically received physical therapy care from Mr. Hospenthal both in and out of his clinic.”

That complaint was dismissed, but I can only imagine Patrick’s reax to all of this.

Danica Patrick Tissot

(OK, I guess it’s not as bad as this shot of Tom Brady’s wife)

That might explain why Patrick has kept a very low public profile on her marriage. Non-existent is more like it. She has flown solo at virtually all of her high-profile public appearances and to my knowledge has never discussed the sexual allegations made against her husband by the underage girl in Arizona - and the subsequent reprimand.

Danica Patrick Tissot

 (Thankfully, Danica has experience w/ flame retardant tops)

Add in this recent, sexy photo shoot of Patrick with a dude who isn’t her husband and you wonder what is going through her mind these days.

More pics after the jump with larger versions of the photos.

TO BE CLEAR, I’m not suggesting in any way that the photo shoot is connected to how she feels about her husband. For all we know, she knew everything before she married Hospenthal and their marriage is solid as a rock.

Danica Patrick Tissot

But I don’t think there’s anyone reading this who doesn’t think she might have felt a tinge of remorse after hearing the news about her chosen mate. Perhaps she has forgiven him and moved on and he’s cleaned up his act. Or maybe he privately denied all the allegations, and she believes him.

They’re still together, I guess is all that really matters at the moment.

Danica Patrick Tissot

Danica Patrick Tissot

Danica Patrick Tissot