Kavanaugh questioned by police after 1985 fight in college bar: report

Supreme Court nominee Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughDemocratic group plans mobile billboard targeting Collins on impeachment January reminds us why courts matter — and the dangers of 'Trump judges' Planned Parenthood launches M campaign to back Democrats in 2020 MORE was reportedly questioned by police in 1985 after he was accused of throwing ice on someone during a college bar fight.

The New York Times obtained a report from the New Haven Police Department on Monday dating back to when Kavanaugh was an undergraduate student at Yale University.

Kavanaugh, then 21 years old, was questioned along with four other men after an early morning altercation at Demery’s bar in September 1985.

Kavanaugh was not arrested but was accused of throwing ice on someone for “some unknown reason,” according to the report obtained by The Times.


Kavanaugh did not want “to say if he threw the ice or not” when speaking with officers, according to the report.

A witness told police that Chris Dudley, one of Kavanaugh’s friends, also hit the man in the ear with a glass. Dudley denied the accusation.

Police noted that the victim, Dom Cozzolino, “was bleeding from the right ear”  and was treated at a local hospital.

The newspaper noted that the local bar, known for serving pizza and beer, closed in 1994.

The report obtained by The Times lists the altercation as “an assault” but does not indicate if there were ever any arrests or charges filed.

The White House did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment on Monday.

Dudley did not respond to The Times’ request for comment and Cozzolino declined to comment to the newspaper.

Kavanaugh’s drinking habits have been under a spotlight since he was publicly accused of sexual assault by Christine Blasey Ford and two other women.

Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week and alleged a drunken Kavanaugh assaulted her during a summer house party in the 1980s when they were both high school students.

Deborah Ramirez, the second woman to come forward with accusations against Kavanaugh, has reportedly spoken with the FBI as part of its additional investigation into the judge.

Ramirez told The New Yorker last week that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a dorm party at Yale University in the 1980s, causing her to touch his penis when she pushed him.

A third woman, Julie Swetnick, claims that Kavanaugh attended a party where she was drugged with "Quaaludes or something similar" and attacked by a series of men in a "gang rape."

Kavanaugh has denied all of the allegations against him. 

The nominee testified under oath that he had never blacked out or passed out due to alcohol consumption.

Chad Ludington, a man who attended Yale with Kavanaugh, told The Times on Sunday that Kavanaugh had mischaracterized his alcohol consumption during his testimony.

Ludington said he saw Kavanaugh "staggering from alcohol consumption" multiple times, describing him as a "belligerent and aggressive" drunk.

"It is truth that is at stake, and I believe that the ability to speak the truth, even when it does not reflect well upon oneself, is a paramount quality we seek in our nation’s most powerful judges,” Ludington said in a statement, according to the Times. 

The White House on Monday released statements from Dan Murphy and Chris Dudley, Kavanaugh's former suitemate and classmate respectively, who said they never saw Kavanaugh black out from drinking.