UB40 Doesn’t Want to Get Dragged Into This Brett Kavanaugh Mess, Thanks

As the FBI investigates claims of sexual assault levelled against the controversial Supreme Court nominee in the wake of his Senate testimony last week, one of his Yale classmates is alleging that Kavanaugh's sworn testimony that he never drank enough to black out is not entirely accurate. Kavanaugh denied before the Senate Judicary Committee last week all allegations of sexual misconduct, and said he'd never drank to the point of blacking out.

The police report indicates that Kavanaugh and four other people were questioned by cops and the SCOTUS nominee is on record as "not wanting to say if he threw the ice or not".

Sure, it was a paraphrased statement rather than a direct quote from Ludington himself, but still, interesting that it made it to the airwaves.

The 1985 altercation broke out after Ludington, Dudley and Kavanaugh mistook a Demery's patron for the lead singer of UB40, a British reggae band they'd just seen, Ludington told The Times.

A witness told police the man who threw the glass was Chris Dudley, Kavanaugh's close friend.

Kavanaugh has declined to comment on whether he threw beer or ice or anything whatsoever at Cozzolino, in the wake of the report. Ludington said he often saw Kavanaugh "staggering from alcohol consumption", and said he often became "belligerent and aggressive" while drinking.

The report said that the victim, Dom Cozzolino, "was bleeding from the right ear" and was treated at a hospital.

Several former roommates and acquaintances have disputed Kavanaugh's claims that he did not drink to excess.

It's important to remember Kavanaugh wasn't arrested, and Dudley denies the accusation. I was with Brett frequently in college, whether it be in the gym, in class or socializing. The paper said, in retrospect, it should have assigned a newsroom reporter to the story but said it stood behind its veracity. "Not one time", Dudley said. She said she was "100 percent" sure Kavanaugh did it, while Kavanaugh swore he has "never sexually assaulted anyone".

  • Joey Payne