Dom Cozzolino, Victim of Alleged Kavanaugh Bar Fight
- Author: Rogelio Becker Oct 03, 2018,
Oct 03, 2018, 1:28
Kavanaugh was accused of throwing ice at someone in the bar, but was not charged with an offense or arrested, police spokesman David Hartman said. Kavanaugh, police wrote, was unwilling "to say if he threw the ice or not". Ludington remembers the incident as being started after Kavanaugh threw a beer at the man, but regardless of what was thrown, the fight culminated with the man, then 21-year-old Dom Cozzolino, going to the hospital after former National Basketball Association player Chris Dudley threw a glass at Cozzolino's ear, causing it to bleed.
Cozzolino also alleges that Kavanaugh's friend, Chris Dudley, threw a glass at him.
Ludington said in the statement he often drank with Kavanaugh when they were classmates, and said Kavanaugh had played down "the degree and frequency" of his drinking in his testimony.
The White House did not have any immediate reaction on behalf of itself or Kavanaugh, but directed CNN to comments made by Chris Dudley, a close friend of Kavanaugh's and a former National Basketball Association player. The man told the three to stop looking at him and Kavanaugh flung his beer, Ludington said, starting a brawl. It is hardly the most damning revelation, though it is relevant to Kavanaugh's truthfulness, given that he denied before the Senate ever having gotten aggressive while drinking. We talked at night as freshman roommates do, and I would see him as he returned from nights out with his friends.
On Monday, the White House circulated a statement from Dudley, who went on to play in the National Basketball Association and run for governor of OR in 2010. She said she was "100 percent" sure Kavanaugh did it, while Kavanaugh swore he has "never sexually assaulted anyone".
"Brett and I did not socialize beyond the first few days of freshman year".
"The person [reporters] are trying to describe", Dudley added, "would not be able to function day to day".
At the time of the incident, Cozzolino was 21 years old, though it's unclear whether he was a fellow Yale student or not. "She is not a news reporter", the Times' statement reads. "We're a college town, lots of bars, lots of establishments that serve liquor".