As if the details of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's past behavior weren't already painful enough, on Monday night, the New York Times reported that he was once involved in a bar fight with a man he thought was the lead singer of that mostly white reggae band UB40 (of "Red Red Wine" fame).
(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.
The Times, which based its story on a redacted copy of the police report, had said it was unclear whether anyone was arrested. It's not known whether Dudley was ever charged with a crime. Cozzolino, who was suffering from a cut ear, was taken to a hospital; Dudley was taken to the department's old detention center on Union Avenue, according to the report.
She added in a follow-up tweet: "Those are fundamental values we try to instill in our students". I was with Brett frequently in college, whether it be in the gym, in class or socializing. Dudley stressed that while he and Kavanaugh drank together in college, he never saw Kavanaugh black out. "Not one time", Dudley said. So, Kavanaugh's drinking has been investigated, and subsequently, Dudley has come up.
It's important to remember Kavanaugh wasn't arrested, and Dudley denies the accusation.
Campbell said Monday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had not reached out to his department regarding the 1985 report, nor has it reached out before that in any previous backgrounding effort for Kavanaugh. The paper said, in retrospect, it should have assigned a newsroom reporter to the story but said it stood behind its veracity. "We're a college town, lots of bars, lots of establishments that serve liquor". But it certainly lends to a simple assault rather than an aggravated assault.
The New Haven Superior Court confirmed it has no records related to this incident and said the records would have been destroyed per its records "destruction schedule".