22-year-old Conor Kennedy was brought under arrest for a fight. As he claims, he was not the one who started a conflict, he just wanted to protect his gay friend from harassing. According to the Aspen Times, the fight started when a group of men hurled a homophobic slur at a gay friend of Kennedy’s. Kennedy, a Harvard rugby player, asked the men to apologise, but the altercation turned physical and a fight broke out.
A further statement from Kennedy’s representatives confirmed: “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 toward the police from the moment they arrived on the scene. Mr. Kennedy looks forward to a full airing of the incident.” Police say they are “following up” on Kennedy’s allegations of homophobia relating to the incident.