Brett Kavanaugh’s college roommate speaks out: He lied under oath

Toby Graves
October 4, 2018

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended US President Donald Trump's decision to go after the woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

When the man noticed Mr. Ludington, Mr. Kavanaugh and the others looking at him, he objected and told them to stop it, adding an expletive, Mr. Ludington said. A brawl ensued between Kavanugh, his friends, and the Ali Campbell lookalike.

Kavanaugh was not arrested for the attack, but he and four other men were questioned by police. He was not arrested.

Josh Holmes, the former chief of staff for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, tweeted, "As someone who has worked with press my entire career, and respects the vast majority, this kind of thing destroys my ability to tell conservatives they're not out to get you". Ludington also said he has been in touch with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which is now investigating Kavanaugh and the claims against him. "I said: 'I have absolutely no idea.' Then people started ringing up asking for a comment on this supposed ruckus (fight) in a bar between him and someone who looked like me in 1985".

Dudley denied the accusation to the police, and Kavanaugh did not want "to say if he threw the ice or not", the Times reports that the police report said. Ludington played basketball at Yale (and later, professionally in Europe) and said that athletes comprised much of Kavanaugh's social circle.

There was some shouting, and then the police showed up, Ludington said.

The New York Times has reported that Mr Kavanaugh was questioned but not charged by police after the 1985 bar fight in New Haven, Connecticut. But in a statement he released Monday, he said "I will say it again, we drank in college".

Kavanaugh has denied the charge, which first appeared in a New Yorker article last month.

"The guy swung at Brett", Ludington continued.

Prof Ford has testified that Mr Kavanaugh assaulted her as a teenager.

Over the New Yorker story that introduced the allegations of Deborah Ramirez, the Yale classmate who accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her at a party during his freshman year, Bazelon tweeted: "Family values party?"

"If he lied about his past actions on national television, and more especially while speaking under oath in front of the United States Senate, I believe those lies should have consequences", Prof Ludington said.

The FBI has reopened a background check on the Supreme Court nominee, but the probe is narrowly focused, top officials said in interviews on Sunday. "A$3 Times spokesperson told Mediaite that in hindsight, it should have enlisted a newsroom staffer to work on the Kavanaugh story instead". It is being made public at a time when Kavanaugh's past behavior, particularly his drinking habits, have come under scrutiny amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

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