WASHINGTON — Charles Ludington, a professor at North Carolina State University and a friend of Brett Kavanaugh’s while at Yale, said Sunday that the Supreme Court nominee Brett mischaracterized his drinking habits during his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.
“The fact is, at Yale, and I can speak to no other times, Brett was a frequent drinker, and a heavy drinker. I know, because, especially in our first two years of college, I often drank with him,” Ludington said in a statement. “On many occasions I heard Brett slur his words and saw him staggering from alcohol consumption, not all of which was beer.”
“When Brett got drunk, he was often belligerent and aggressive,” Ludington added.
Ludington shared an anecdote in which he claimed that Kavanaugh once threw a beer in a man’s face, resulting in a fight that landed one of their mutual friends in jail.
The former classmate’s statement came two days after President Donald Trump directed the FBI to perform a one-week limited investigation into sexual assault allegations levied against his nominee.
Kavanaugh has denied all allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior during his teenage years, which have been brought forward by three women, but said Friday that he will cooperate with the investigation.
Ludington said he intends to provide the FBI with his account of Kavanaugh’s drinking habits.
While addressing the allegations Thursday, Kavanaugh acknowledged that he sometimes “had too many beers,” but maintained that he had never blacked out or sexual assaulted anyone.