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UB40: Kavanaugh report ‘has nothing to do’ with us

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A spokesperson for UB40 says a reported bar fight involving Brett Kavanaugh has “nothing to do” with the reggae pop band.

The Supreme Court nominee was questioned by police in 1985 after he was accused of throwing ice during an altercation at a New Haven, Conn., bar, according to a Monday report from The New York Times. The paper reported that the fight, which happened after a UB40 concert, occurred when some companions in Kavanaugh’s group mistook a bar patron for the lead singer of the band, Ali Campbell.

{mosads}Campbell in 2008 parted ways with UB40, British chart-toppers known for their 1980s and early 1990s hits “Red Red Wine” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”

“Obviously, there must have been an assault, because the police were called and a report was filed,” a spokesperson for UB40’s founding member and guitarist Robin Campbell told Billboard on Tuesday, “but this is a case of mistaken identity and has nothing to do with UB40.”

The band’s connection to the Kavanaugh bar fight report was revealed in comments from the judge’s former classmate at Yale University.

Chad Ludington said in an interview with the Times that Kavanaugh had misled Congress about his drinking habits 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, describing an encounter that took place following the UB40 concert.

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