Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was questioned by local authorities in 1985 following an altercation at a bar following a UB40 concert, according to The New York Times. Ludington said Kavanaugh cursed at the man, and that Kavanaugh's friend, basketball player Chris Dudley, threw a glass in the face of the guy they thought was Campbell.
The report states New Haven cops questioned Kavanaugh about whether he threw ice at the victim, Dom Cozzolino, at an off-campus bar. Kavanaugh was among those questioned in relation to the incident but was not arrested.
The White House sent out a statement from Dudley, a former National Basketball Association player, supporting Kavanaugh on Monday, where he said he never saw the Supreme Court nominee blackout while at Yale. She testified at a hearing last week that Judge Kavanaugh tried to remove her clothing, pinned her to a bed and covered her mouth at a house party in 1982, when she was 15 and he was 17. He said he often saw Kavanaugh "staggering from alcohol consumption".
In his testimony to the judiciary committee Thursday, Kavanaugh denied ever blacking out from drinking. "Are we really going to tell Brett Kavanaugh not to become a Supreme Court Justice over an ice incident in 1985, not 30 years in criminal justice".
The man noticed Ludington, Kavanaugh and the others looking at him and - according to Ludington - aggressively asked them to stop.
The incident occurred after a UB40 concert at a place called Demery's, according to Chad Ludington, a former classmate. "Brett Kavanaugh's got to prove, disprove, what all these people are saying".
As Ludington recalls, the group were drinking heartily when they spied a fellow bar patron that they felt resembled UB40's lead singer, and were staring at the man in an attempt to figure out if that was indeed who he was. Agents soon contacted him, he said Monday night.
Mr Trump said he wanted the FBI to conduct a comprehensive investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against his Supreme Court nominee, but said he did not want to see a "witch hunt".
Ludington claims to be offended that Kavanaugh has "mischaracterized the extent of his drinking at Yale", as the New York Times puts it. Liz Swisher, another classmate, told CNN that Kavanaugh was not truthful in his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee about his drinking habits when he was at Yale.
Mr Ludington added: "I don't know what Brett was doing in the melee, but there was blood, there was glass, there was beer and there was some shouting, and the police showed up". It's not even clear from the report that Kavanaugh was drunk, let alone so drunk as to be in a blackout.
Earlier in the week, Swisher gave an interview to the Washington Post, after Kavanaugh denied that he drank excessively.