Brett Kavanaugh once got into a bar fight after a concert

John Hain

John Hain

On Monday, the New York Times ran a story about Brett Kavanaugh throwing ice at someone at a college bar 33 years ago written, in part, by a reporter who tweeted opposition to Kavanaugh as far back as mid-summer. He was accused of throwing ice on another man, according to the testimony of a man on the scene.

Within moments, another Kavanaugh friend, Yale basketball star Chris Dudley, was involved, Ludington said.

The victim, Dom Cozzolino, "was bleeding from the right ear", according to the report obtained by the Times, and later was treated at a local hospital.

The police report reported that it was ice, not a bottle, but law enforcement was alerted, and Kavanaugh - who attended a prep school with its own nine-hole golf course - was questioned but not arrested.

(UPDATE - 1:19 P.M.) In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, a New York Times spokesperson says the paper should have commissioned a newsroom reporter to cover the alleged Kavanaugh incident instead of Bazelon.

Kavanaugh was described as "belligerent and aggressive" by Ludington, who said he would provide the Federal Bureau of Investigation with information "detailing violent drunken behavior by Kavanaugh in college".

James Roche, one of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's freshman year roommates at Yale, said Wednesday that Kavanaugh lied under oath about his drinking and about the meaning of his yearbook entries.

A one-time classmate of Mr Kavanaugh said he was a habitual heavy drinker, challenging the judge's Senate testimony to the contrary.

The FBI is investigating claims made by Christine Blasey Ford that the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted her in the 1980s. "A$3 Times spokesperson told Mediaite that in hindsight, it should have enlisted a newsroom staffer to work on the Kavanaugh story instead".

The report describes a night on September 9, 1985, where Kavanaugh and his friends got into an altercation with another patron.

There were, apparently, no arrests, and no charges filed.

On NBC's "Today" show Wednesday, Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona, said that ridiculing "something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right".

"Kavanaugh Was Questioned by Police After Bar Fight in 1985", The New York Times headline read. At a bar called Demery's, a small group of students believed they spotted the band's lead singer.

In a statement, Ludington, now a professor at North Carolina State University, said Kavanaugh drank often and heavily, and became "belligerent and aggressive" when very drunk. "I mean, he talked about things that happened when he drank". "I would also like to point out that going out never came before working hard and maintaining our focus on our goals". This is the most misogynist display of barbaric insensitivity I've ever seen. Despite our living conditions, Brett and I did not socialize beyond the first few days of freshman year.

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