NCSU professor says Kavanaugh visit to bar in 1985 erupted in brawl

04 October, 2018, 11:01 | Author: Christina Harvey
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Charles Ludington, who was a witness, said a man resembling UB40's lead singer had asked Mr Kavanaugh and his friend Chris Dudley to stop looking at him and used an expletive.

Ludington said he had resigned himself to seeing Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court until the latest allegations emerged and the judge began defending himself on national TV and before lawmakers with what he believes are lies about heavy drinking. Kavanaugh has denied Ford's allegations.

It's important to remember Kavanaugh wasn't arrested, and Dudley denies the accusation.

Cozzolino has not yet commented on the situation.

Yes, Brett Kavanaugh was questioned by police in a bar fight, as per the New York Times. According to an NBC News report on Monday, Kavanaugh and his team were aware of the allegation before it went to press and sought to coordinate behind the scenes to refute it.

A brawl ensued, prompting a call to the police.

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, voiced concern about Kavanaugh lying about this incident in an interview with CNN's Kate Bolduan.

Ludington said in the statement he often drank with Kavanaugh when they were classmates, and said Kavanaugh had played down "the degree and frequency" of his drinking in his testimony.

In a follow-up tweet, the Yale Law Schooler lecturer wrote: "Those are fundamental values we try to instill in our students". Inevitable, even. As soon as the news broke that Judge Brett Kavanaugh allegedly instigated a bar fight after a UB40 concert in New Haven, Connecticut, while he was at Yale, the "Red, Red, Wine" jokes flowed.

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday publicly ridiculed a psychology scholar who has accused his Supreme Court pick of sexually assaulting her when they were in their teens, mocking her for not remembering details of the alleged episode even as he and his son expressed fears for American men facing unsubstantiated charges from women. "This is not a man who said that he was ideal with respect to alcohol". "Well, do you think it was - nope, it was one beer", Trump said, mimicking Ford's testimony last week to the senate judiciary committee.

The story noted she had "gaps" in her memory from drinking, and that she couldn't clarify his role "with certainty" for six days after first speaking with the journalists who published the story.

"I saw him quite drunk".

The audience laughed as the president said: "Thirty-six years ago this happened: I had one beer!"

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

He said that the altercation happened after a UB40 concert on September 25, when he and a group of people went to Demery's and were drinking pints.

"I didn't socialize with Brett", Roche said.


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