Published: Tue, October 02, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Kristi Paul

Kavanaugh Questioned By Police In 1985 For Bar Fight, Throwing Ice

Kavanaugh Questioned By Police In 1985 For Bar Fight, Throwing Ice

"It boggles my mind that a "reporter" that has expressed such unreserved opinions on a public figure is allowed to continue writing stories on said public figure", Strassel wrote. "He was New Haven tough".

Ludington told Cuomo he initially remembered Kavanaugh then threw his beer at the man, but recently found out from the report that there were ice cubes in the thrown drink.

Mr Trump said he wanted the FBI to conduct a comprehensive investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against his Supreme Court nominee, but said he did not want to see a "witch hunt". The group was most likely "pretty buzzed", he said, though not so drunk that he doesn't have a clear memory of that night.

Dudley recalled that Kavanaugh was never aggressive when he drank.

He also was at the recent hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of Kavanaugh. Nearly everyone did. Sometimes I had too many beers. "But I guess I'll have to let others decide that". I still like beer. "But I did not drink beer to the point of blacking out, and I never sexually assaulted anyone". On many occasions I heard Brett slur his words and saw him staggering from alcohol consumption, not all of which was beer. "Brett Kavanaugh's got to prove, disprove, what all these people are saying".

On Monday evening, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sought to downplay the incident and called The Times' report "ridiculous".

Though Cozzolino's identity has not been revealed (beyond his having been in New Haven at the time of the incident), Twitter users have already begun to speculate wildly about him, from estimating his abilities as a fighter to pre-supposing that he was a "townie" from New Haven.

The report said that Kavanaugh and four others were questioned by New Haven police after the September 25, 1985, incident.

Charles Ludington said he was "deeply troubled" by Judge Kavanaugh's "blatant mischaracterisation". Soon the man and Kavanaugh "were connected in some head lock or wrestling form", Ludington said.

The victim, Dom Cozzolino, told police he had been hit in the ear with a glass by Kavanaugh's friend and Yale basketball player, Chris Dudley. In a brief interview, Dudley disputed Ludington's account.

The police showed up within minutes, according to Ludington, who noted that "the big mistake had been the smashing of the glass against the guy's head, so Chris was put in a squad auto and taken down to jail". Soon both Dudley and the man were bloodied, and friends were rushing in to pull the brawlers apart, according to Ludington and Warren N. Sams III, a fourth Yale classmate who said he observed the altercation.

Brookes, who also attended Yale, told CNN Thursday that Kavanaugh was "lying" to the Senate Judiciary Committee about his drinking.

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