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Man injured in bar fight with Brett Kavanaugh seen for first time

Dom Cozzolino, the man who allegedly was injured in a bar fight involving U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, went to work in his shabby office in an aging strip mall near Fort Lauderdale, Fla., today as the controversy about Kavanaugh’s future continued to swirl.

The twice-married Cozzolino, 54, was spotted making phone calls in his office at CTI Cabling Technologies, a small information technology outfit in Coral Springs, Fla., he owns with two partners, according to corporate records.

Cozzolino cut out early, about 3:40 p.m., and called police to escort him 50 feet from the office to his $70,000-BMW 740I. Cozzolino then drove away without taking any questions from a Dailymail.com’s reporter.

Cozzolino was named last night as a bar patron injured in a September 1985 fight in New Haven, Ct., that involved Kavanaugh and four Yale University classmates, according to a police report that surfaced 33 years after the incident.

Dom Cozzolino, the man who allegedly was injured in a bar fight involving U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, went to work in his shabby office in an aging strip mall near Fort Lauderdale, Fla., today as the controversy about Kavanaugh’s future continued to swirl

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was questioned by police when he was a student at Yale over an off-campus bar fight in 1985 

The altercation occurred at a bar called Demery's (above) following a UB40 concert. The bar closed in 1994 and was a known spot for Yale students

The altercation occurred at a bar called Demery’s (above) following a UB40 concert. The bar closed in 1994 and was a known spot for Yale students

Cozzolino, who was then 21, told police Kavanaugh threw ice at him before someone flung a glass to his head, according to a police report made public yesterday.

Cozzolino was treated in hospital for his injuries after he was left bleeding from his ear, according to the police report.

Chris Dudley, a baskeball player at the Ivy League school who was partying with Kavanaugh that night, was named in the report as the suspect who threw the glass. Dudley denied his involvement, according to the police report.

The 6-foot-11 Dudley went on to star on several NBA teams, including the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers.

According to the report, Cozzolino claimed Kavanaugh pelted him with ice ‘for some unknown reason.’ Cozzolino then was hit in an ear with a flying glass, and New Haven Police noted in their report Cozzolino was bleeding. He was treated in a hospital and released.

Kavanaugh was a junior at the time, and the police report indicates he and his friends were out after a concert. Kavanaugh was questioned by police in connection with the incident but not arrested. He declined to tell police whether he threw the ice at Cozzolino.

Cozzolino cut out early and called police to escort him 50 feet from the office to his $70,000-BMW 740I. Cozzolino then drove away without taking any questions from a Dailymail.com's reporter

Cozzolino cut out early and called police to escort him 50 feet from the office to his $70,000-BMW 740I. Cozzolino then drove away without taking any questions from a Dailymail.com’s reporter

Kavanaugh was accused of throwing ice on a bar patron during the incident in September 1985 after a UB40 concert, according to a police report obtained by the NYT

Kavanaugh was accused of throwing ice on a bar patron during the incident in September 1985 after a UB40 concert, according to a police report obtained by the NYT

Chris Dudley

Charles 'Chad' Ludington

Cozzolino, told police he had been hit in the ear with a glass by Kavanaugh’s friend and Yale basketball player, Chris Dudley (left). Kavanaugh’s Yale classmate Charles ‘Chad’ Ludington (right) also said he was there

Kavanaugh may face a vote in a session of the full U.S. Senate later this week on whether he will join the country’s highest court. The vote is expected to follow an investigation by the FBI into allegations of improper sexual activity made against Kavanaugh by three women.

The G-men are expected to ask witnesses and friends of Kavanaugh in high school and college about claims of heavy drinking and partying, something Kavanaugh downplayed during his confirmation hearings before the Senate’s Judiciary Committee.

In Florida, meanwhile, other tenants in the strip mall where Cozzolino works said they didn’t believe FBI agents had interviewed Cozzolino at his office this week.

‘If FBI agent came to talk to Dom, we would’ve seen them,’ said a travel agency worker who asked to not be identified and said she didn’t know Cozzolino was the man involved in the Kavanaugh bar fight.

 

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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