White House responds to Kavanaugh ice-throwing bar fight story that is beyond irrelevant

A newly uncovered police report has revealed an incident involving Brett Kavanaugh in a bar fight in 1985.

With hunting season officially open in scrutinizing all of the Supreme Court nominee’s drinking habits and actions during his school years over three decades ago, The New York Times reviewed a police report indicating Kavanaugh was questioned by authorities following the incident.

(Image: screenshot)

It appeared from the report that Kavanaugh did not throw punches or break furniture but was questioned by the  New Haven, Connecticut Police Department about throwing ice at someone.

A 21-year-old man accused Kavanaugh, then a junior at Yale University, of throwing ice on him “for some unknown reason,” the police report stated, according to the Times.

Kavanaugh and four other men were questioned that September 1985 night at the local bar, called Demery’s, reportedly following a UB40 concert.

According to The New York Times:

A witness to the fight said that Chris Dudley, a Yale basketball player who was friends with Mr. Kavanaugh, then hit the man in the ear with a glass, according to the police report, which was obtained by The New York Times.

The report said that the victim, Dom Cozzolino, “was bleeding from the right ear” and was later treated at a local hospital. A detective was notified of the incident at 1:20 a.m.

Mr. Dudley denied the accusation, according to the report. For his part, speaking to the officers, Mr. Kavanaugh did not want “to say if he threw the ice or not,” the police report said.

 

One of Kavanaugh’s college classmates and a member of the Yale basketball team, Chad Ludington, alluded to the incident in a statement saying Kavanaugh allegedly threw “his beer in the man’s face and starting a fight that ended with one of our mutual friends in jail.”

Ludington is a registered Democrat and volunteered for Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, according to The Oregonian.

Dudley, who went on to the NBA for 16 years after graduating from Yale, and was also the 2010 Republican nominee for governor of Oregon, did not mention the incident in a public statement released Monday in support of his friend.

“I will say it again, we drank in college,” Dudley, who played in the NBA on several teams, including the Nets and Knicks, said in the statement.

“I was with Brett frequently in college, whether it be in the gym, in class or socializing. I never ever saw Brett blackout. Not one time,” he said. “I would also like to point out that going out never came before working hard and maintaining our focus on our goals.”

As news of the police report and the incident surfaced, Twitter users sarcastically weighed in on the latest round of finger-pointing aimed at taking Kavanaugh down.

Comments

Latest Articles