‘On many occasions I heard Brett slur his words and saw him staggering from alcohol consumption, not all of which was beer,’ he said.
A former Yale University classmate of Brett Kavanaugh’s described him as ‘a frequent drinker, and a heavy drinker’ at college.
Charles ‘Chad’ Ludington, who now teaches at North Carolina State University, said on Sunday that he is ‘deeply troubled’ by what he claims is a blatant mischaracterization by Kavanaugh of his drinking.
Ludington, who said in a statement that he was Kavanaugh’s friend at Yale and used to drink with him, accused the Supreme Court nominee of being untruthful in his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee about the extent of his drinking in college.
In addition to being a ‘frequent’ and ‘heavy drinker’, Ludington said Kavanaugh was often ‘belligerent and aggressive’ when drunk.
‘When Brett got drunk, he was often belligerent and aggressive.
‘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 said he plans to speak to the FBI because he believes Kavanaugh downplayed the ‘degree and frequency’ of his drinking during the Senate hearing.
‘I can unequivocally say that in denying the possibility that he ever blacked out from drinking, and in downplaying the degree and frequency of his drinking, Brett has not told the truth,’ he said.
FBI agents have asked him to meet at the bureau’s Raleigh office on Monday, the New York Times reports.
During the hearing on Thursday, Kavanaugh insisted that he had never blacked out from drinking alcohol.
His chief accuser, Dr Christine Blasey Ford, has claimed that Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge were intoxicated when he allegedly sexually assaulted her.
Ford, a California university professor, detailed her claims during the hearing that Kavanaugh tried to rape her at a party in 1982 when the two were still high school teenagers.
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Source: Daily Mail