Brett Kavanaugh was questioned by police after bar fight in 1985 that left man bleeding from ear: Report
According to the police report, Chris Dudley denied the accusation and Kavanaugh, speaking to the officer, did not want 'to say if he threw the ice or not.'
President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was reportedly involved in a local bar fight as an undergraduate student and was accused of throwing ice on another patron, according to a police report obtained by The New York Times.
The report stated that the New Haven Police Department questioned Kavanaugh and four other men after a 21-year-old man accused the Supreme Court nominee of throwing ice on him "for some unknown reason." The police report added that a witness to the fight, Chris Dudley, Yale basketball player who is friends with Kavanaugh, then threw a glass that hit the man in the ear. The report said that the victim, identified as Dom Cozzolino, "was bleeding from the right ear” and was treated at a hospital. The incident occurred in September 1985, during Kavanaugh's junior year.
According to the police report, Dudley denied the accusation and Kavanaugh, speaking to the officer, did not want "to say if he threw the ice or not." The report referred to the incident as "an assault" and did not mention whether anyone was arrested. It also did not provide any indication if charges were filed in the case.
The latest revelations have come in light of Kavanaugh's hearing last week in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he denied being a heavy drinker and ever blacking out. The latest incident of Kavanaugh engaging in a bar fight was highlighted by Charles 'Chad' Ludington, a professor at North Carolina State University, and a former classmate of Kavanaugh at Yale University, who came out with a statement on Sunday, saying that he is "deeply troubled" by Kavanaugh's blatant mischaracterization of his drinking habits in the past.
Ludington said that he was a friend of Kavanaugh's at Yale and used to drink with him, and felt compelled to come forward after hearing the Supreme Court nominee being untruthful about his drinking habits during his testimony.
"On one of the last occasions I purposely socialized with Brett, I witnessed him respond to a semi-hostile remark, not by defusing the situation, but by throwing his beer in the man’s face," Ludington said, adding that he had been in touch with the FBI.
The professor added that the altercation happened at a popular bar called Demery's after a UB40 concert on Sept. 25, where he and a group of people went to the joint and were drinking pints. Ludington said that at one point, they were sitting near a man who they thought resembled the lead singer of UB40, Ali Campbell.
“We’re trying to figure out if it’s him,” he said. When the man noticed Ludington, Kavanaugh and the rest staring at him, he asked them to stop it, adding an expletive and that's when Kavanaugh cursed and “threw his beer at the guy.”
“The guy swung at Brett,” Ludington continued and at this point, Dudley “took his beer and smashed it into the head of the guy, who by now had Brett in an embrace. I then tried to pull Chris back, and a bunch of other guys tried to pull the other guy back. I don’t know what Brett was doing in the melee, but there was blood, there was glass, there was beer and there was some shouting, and the police showed up," The Times reported.
Ludington's statements have come after historic hearing of clinical psychology professor Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who publicly detailed her sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, claiming that Kavanaugh and his friends attempted to rape her when he was inebriated in the 1980s.
Dudley, Kavanaugh's friend, who was the Republican nominee for governor of Oregon in 2010, has come out in support of the Supreme Court nominee and has refuted the reports that Kavanaugh was a heavy drinker, despite multiple assertions made otherwise by several of Kavanaugh's Yale classmate including his former roommate who called Kavanaugh "belligerent and aggressive" when drunk.