Brett Kavanaugh's Yale Classmates Dispute Heavy Drinking Claims

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A 21-year-old man accused Kavanaugh of throwing ice on him "for some unknown reason", according to the report obtained by the Times.

The newspaper said that it stood by its story, published Monday, which said Kavanaugh was questioned by police in New Haven, Connecticut, after he was accused of throwing ice at another bar patron.

Chad Ludington - who played basketball at Yale with Dudley, when Kavanaugh also attended the Ivy League school - said Kavanaugh and Dudley once got into a bar fight together.

(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. Ludington said he knows that Kavanaugh was a frequent heavy drinker because he often drank with him in his first two years at Yale.

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. Ludington said he often saw Kavanaugh "staggering from alcohol consumption", and said he often became "belligerent and aggressive" while drinking. Soon the man and Kavanaugh "were connected in some head lock or wrestling form", Ludington said.

Mr Kavanaugh is accused of sexual assault by several women, which are being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Donald Trump defended his pick but conceded that the appeals court judge has had a "bit of difficulty" with alcohol. George Hartmann, a spokesman for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), said it best.


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".

The report was a freakish twist in Kavanaugh's continuing attempts to make it to the Supreme Court, and provided a rare opportunity for some levity to those following the story.

US President Donald Trump, who nominated Kavanaugh for the lifelong position of Supreme Court justice, said that he believed that Kavanaugh's testimony before the Senate last Thursday was "excellent". "I was with Brett frequently in college, whether it be in the gym, in class or socializing". The FBI is investigating, after dramatic testimony by Kavanaugh and accuser Christine Blasey Ford before a U.S. Senate committee led to demands that more be done to dig into the claims.

"As a @YaleLawSch grad & lecturer, I strongly disassociate myself from tonight's praise of Brett Kavanaugh", she tweeted that night.

Sams, a lawyer in Atlanta who was a fraternity brother of Kavanaugh and Dudley, said he does not remember seeing Kavanaugh there.

Ford, a California college professor, has said Judge was in the room when a drunken Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers in the early 1980s.

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