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NYT: Kavanaugh Questioned After 1985 Bar Fight, No Charges Filed

Brett Kavanaugh gestures with his left fist clenched at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing
Supreme Court Justice-nominee Brett Kavanaugh (Win McNamee/AP)

By    |   Monday, 01 October 2018 10:34 PM

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was questioned by police in New Haven in 1985 following a bar fight, but there was no indication charges were filed, according to documents obtained by The New York Times.

The report comes as the FBI conducts an investigation into sexual assault accusations lodged against Kavanaugh, who has denied all of the claims. According to the Times, the incident he was questioned for occurred in 1985 during Kavanaugh's junior year at Yale University.

A 21-year-old patron accused Kavanaugh of throwing ice on him and said friend Chris Dudley, a Yale basketball player at the time, threw a glass that hit him in the ear.

The report said the victim, Dom Cozzolino, "was bleeding from the right ear" and was treated at a hospital. Kavanaugh spoke to officers but did not want to say if "he threw the ice or not," according to the police memo.

The incident was referred to as an assault in the police report, but there was no documentation of arrests.

Chad Ludington, one of Kavanaugh's college classmates and a member of the Yale basketball team, first mentioned the incident in a statement issued Sunday to the news media, doing so because he felt as though Kavanaugh mischaracterized the extent of his drinking in college.

"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 said in the statement.

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