Kavanaugh’s Yale Friend Says He Drunkenly Started Fight, Landed Friend In Jail

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27:  Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh was called back to testify about claims by Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Charles Ludington, a classmate and friend of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at Yale, told the Washington Post that Kavanaugh was an “aggressive” drunk who once started a fight that landed a mutual friend in jail.

“When Brett got drunk, he was often belligerent and aggressive,” Ludington said in a statement. “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 and starting a fight that ended with one of our mutual friends in jail.”

Ludington added that he does not think “heavy drinking” or “loutish behavior” done in youth should haunt Kavanaugh forever, but he was disturbed when he watched Kavanaugh’s performance before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“If he lied about his past actions on national television, and more especially while speaking under oath in front of the United States Senate, I believe those lies should have consequences,” Ludington told the Post.

Ludington is not Kavanaugh’s only Yale classmate to publicly contradict his testimony about his collegiate behavior.

On Saturday, classmate Liz Swisher said that she did not find his answers during the hearing “credible.” Kavanaugh’s freshman roommate James Roche said last week that he was a “notably heavy drinker” and also said that he was “aggressive” and “belligerent” when drunk.

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