Brett Kavanaugh: Details of 1985 Connecticut Bar Brawl Surface
The conflict allegedly began at a bar near Yale University following a UB40 concert.
New details of a bar brawl involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during his college days have surfaced.
The incident unfolded in September 1985 in New Haven, Connecticut, when Kavanaugh was a junior at Yale University.
Kavanaugh and a group of friends were at a bar following a UB40 concert when they got into an altercation with another man, witnesses later told police.
It all started when the man, Dom Cozzolino, said Kavanaugh threw ice at him "for some unknown reason," according to a newly surfaced police report from the incident. One of Kavanaugh's friends then allegedly threw a glass that hit Cozzolino in the ear, causing a bloody cut.
The bar brawl came to light this weekend when one of Kavanaugh's classmates, Chad Ludington, said he often drank with the Supreme Court nominee during their college days. He came forward to claim the judge had not been truthful about his drinking during testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.
“There were certainly many times when he could not remember what was going on,” he told CNN.
Ludington said the fight started after he and Kavanaugh saw Cozzolino at the bar and tried to figure out if he was Ali Campbell, a member of UB40.
When Cozzolino saw them looking at him, he told them to stop and swore at them, Ludington told The New York Times. That's when Kavanaugh threw the contents of his glass at the man, according to Ludington, and a fight broke out.
Kavanaugh and four other men were questioned by police following the fight, according to the police report, but he was not arrested and no charges were filed.
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