UB40's Ali Campbell Says 'It Wasn't Me!' in Alleged Bar Fight With Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh


On Monday evening, The New York Times reported that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was concerned in a bar combat again in 1985 following a UB40 live performance in New Haven, Conn. The combat apparently broke out when Kavanaugh and his buddies mistook a fellow bar-goer for lead singer Ali Campbell after which the UB40 frontman look-alike took problem with the lads looking at him and stated one thing to the group, reportedly main the longer term choose to throw a glass of ice within the man's face.

In case there was any doubt, the person concerned within the bar combat was not Campbell, who made it very clear in a Guardian interview on Tuesday (Oct. 2) that there was no probability he was in that New Haven bar three a long time in the past ("It wasn't me!"), nor would he ever have an issue with a bunch of individuals looking at him -- as a result of, properly, it occurs on a regular basis.

"I don’t keep in mind the gig in query [in Connecticut], however we did greater than 1,000 exhibits within the U.S. within the '80s," he says. "They blur into each other, however the very last thing I might do is go to the bar over the street after a present -- I soar straight right into a automobile and return to the lodge. If somebody had been looking at me, I wouldn’t have gone: ’Ere, who're you ?' I’ve been on TV screens for 35 years, so I’m used to individuals me. Most individuals who do recognise me are pretty."

Back in March, UB40 that includes Ali, Astro & Mickey topped Billboard's Reggae Albums chart with A Real Labour of Love. Campbell left UB40 in 2008 and now data and performs with Terence "Astro" Wilson and Mickey Virtue underneath the brand new moniker, whereas Ali's brother Robin Campbell has continued on with UB40. Robin launched his personal assertion to Billboard earlier Tuesday concerning the Kavanaugh bar combat and the band's incidental involvement: “Obviously, there should have been an assault as a result of the police have been referred to as and a report was filed, however it is a case of mistaken id and has nothing to do with UB40."