Kavanaugh's Yale Friend Says He Drunkenly Started Fight, Landed Friend In Jail

Larry Hoffman
October 2, 2018

Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by three different women, denied in his testimony that there was any possibility he ever drank so much alcohol that he may have lapses in his memory. A police report documenting the incident was first reported Monday night by the New York Times.

According to the police report from the incident, Kavanaugh instigated the altercation by throwing ice at another man "for some unknown reason"; the New York Times states that Kavanaugh and his friends - which included future National Basketball Association player Chris Dudley - were trying to determine whether the man was UB40 singer Ali Campbell.

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.

Kavanaugh reportedly did not want to say if he threw the ice or not and Dudley denied the accusation.

The police report referred to the altercation as "an assault", according to the Times.

Chad Ludington, a former classmate of Kavanaugh's, has said Kavanaugh did not tell the truth about his drinking in his testimony Thursday to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"On one of the last occasions I purposely socialised 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", said Mr Ludington.

Wrote Ludington: "In recent days I have become deeply troubled by what has been a blatant mischaracterization by Brett himself of his drinking at Yale".

When The Post sought comment from Kavanaugh's attorneys last week regarding allegations of excessive drinking at Yale, the newspaper received a call back from Dudley.

On Monday, the US President said Mr Kavanaugh was a good man who had been treated unfairly, and said he believed Mr Kavanaugh did not lie about his drinking. "I liked beer", he said, before turning the question back on the senators. This prompted Kavanaugh - who may get a lifetime job in the highest court in America - to allegedly throw his beer at his accusee, striking him with the bottle. "Democrats desperately attack Judge Kavanaugh for throwing ice during college".

Despite this, NBC News quoted a White House official as saying restrictions remained in place, adding that as the FBI was carrying out a background - not a criminal - investigation, the White House decided the parameters of the investigation.

Ms Brookes was also roommates with another Kavanaugh accuser, Deborah Ramirez, but says she never saw him sexually abuse anyone nor did she feel unsafe around him.

Ludington suggested that what he knew about Kavanaugh and had seen over the past week does not jibe with what is acceptable behavior for a federal judge: "I do not believe that the heavy drinking or even loutish behavior of an 18- or even 21-year-old should condemn a person for the rest of his life".

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