Brett Kavanaugh “has nothing to do with UB40,” says UB40 ++ Michael Stipe & more protest in DC
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Now you know how legendary DC band Jawbox relates to Kavanaugh, but Brett’s nonsense became even more music related when last night a story came out about how Kavanaugh, in 1985 after attending a UB40 concert, got into a bar fight with a guy he thought (incorrectly) was the singer of UB40. From The Hollywood Reporter:
Chad Ludington, Kavanaugh’s classmate at Yale and also a former basketball player for the university, brought the decades-old incident to light in a recent 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,” Ludington wrote. He said that Kavanaugh “threw his beer” at a man sitting at the bar who the group first believed might be the singer of the reggae band UB40, who they had just seen in concert. The man then swung at Kavanaugh and Dudley struck him with a bottle, Ludington said.
Since that story broke, UB40 themselves have released a statement asking to be kindly left out of all this. “Obviously, there must have been an assault because the police were called and a report was filed,” a spokesperson for UB40’s Robin Campbell told Billboard, “but this is a case of mistaken identity and has nothing to do with UB40.”
In related news, Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu, Maxwell, Michael Stipe, Amanda Palmer are among those whose names appear on a scheduled #CANCELKAVANAUGH protest in Washington, DC at the Supreme Court on Thursday, October 4. Also on there: Kyle MacLachlan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ariana Huffington, Norman Lear, and more. More info is here.
Say no to Kavanaugh! Join the protest in Washington, DC on Thursday or help amplify from wherever you are. Go to https://t.co/am4BthCvFi
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