Brett Kavanaugh Instigated Bar Fight After UB40 Concert, Police Report Reveals

Cheryl Sanders
October 2, 2018

The victim of the incident, Dom Cozzolino, was reportedly hit in the ear with glass by Chris Dudley, a Yale basketball player and Kavanaugh's friend. He started to bleed, and later received medical treatment.

That's the tale told in the September, 1985 New Haven, Conn. police report unearthed Monday by The New York Times and confirmed by other media outlets.

British reggae band UB40 received a burst of unexpected publicity on Monday after reports surfaced that Judge Brett Kavanaugh allegedly got into an altercation at a CT bar in 1985.

The Times apparently followed up on claims made by a North Carolina State University professor in a statement printed in the paper Monday morning, alleging that Kavanaugh drank heavily while a student at Yale and once took part in an altercation at a New Haven bar. At a bar called Demery's, a small group of students believed they spotted the band's lead singer.

"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 wrote.


Brett, Ludington said, was "a frequent drinker and a heavy drinker".

Swisher said in multiple interviews that she believes Kavanaugh was dishonest about his drinking habits of the time when he gave testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee this week about sexual assault allegations leveled against him by Christine Blasey Ford.

What Mr Trump was clear about, however, was that while Judge Kavanaugh may have had "difficulty as a young man" with alcohol, that alone shouldn't disqualify him from the high court.

Trump also says he thinks Kavanaugh spoke "very conclusively" and "very well" during his testimony last week, but says he was surprised by how vocal Kavanaugh was describing his alcohol use and how much he likes beer.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanagh has been scrutinized for allegedly lying about his drinking behavior while under oath.


Mr Trump has denied imposing any restrictions, saying he wanted the Federal Bureau of Investigation "to interview whoever they deem appropriate". Kavanaugh, according to the police report, refused to say whether he threw ice or not. But watching Kavanaugh downplay his drinking in a Fox News interview and later in the contentious Senate hearing convinced Ludington he needed to set the record straight.

Deborah Ramirez attended Yale at the same time as Judge Kavanaugh. "That's not the Brett I knew as soon as I met him in college".

"We're trying to figure out if it's him", he said.

"Brett was getting tapped in and he was incredibly drunk, in a ridiculous outfit and had to come up to me and sing a silly song", she said.


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