Conor Kennedy Arrested For Fight
Conor Kennedy was arrested for a fight early Thursday. The incident went down in Aspen, Colorado.
Shortly before 2 a.m., police were called to the Bootsy Bellows night club located within the resort town. Upon arriving, an officer witnessed Kennedy allegedly grabbing another man by the shirt and then pummeling him with his fists. The cop intervened, and, according to his police report statement, “Kennedy and I fell back on to the snow bank… where Kennedy attempted to pull away from me and stand up.”
“I held on to Kennedy’s arms and rolled him over with assistance from a bystander on to his stomach,” continued the officer. The 22-year-old was then handcuffed, and he subsequently apologized to the cop. According to the police report, Kennedy offered this explanation for the fight: “He called my friend the f-word.” Kennedy was taken to the Pitkin County Jail, where he was booked for disorderly conduct. He was released without bond and given a summons for a February Aspen Municipal Court appearance.
Kennedy’s attorneys tell Gossip Cop in a statement, “Multiple witnesses to the incident have reported that two men assaulted Conor Kennedy after he rebuked them for directing a homophobic slur and threats to his close friend. They also report that Mr. Kennedy was cooperative, compliant and respectful towards the police from the moment they arrived on the scene. Mr. Kennedy looks forward to a full airing of the incident.”
This is Kennedy’s second arrest, although his first was under very different circumstances. As Gossip Cop reported at the time, Kennedy and his dad Robert Kennedy Jr. were taken into custody in 2013 during a Keystone XL oil pipeline protest outside the White House. Father and son were among forty people who were arrested for tying themselves to a White House gate. They were charged with failure to obey lawful orders and disperse, and released after posting $100 bond each.