Kennedy grandson spared prison over fighting with homophobes

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: Conor Kennedy attends HBO's "Ethel" New York Premiere at Time Warner Center on October 15, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

22-year-old Conor Kennedy, the grandson of Robert F Kennedy, was arrested after an altercation at the Bootsy Bellows nightclub in Aspen, Colorado in December. The reports say the conflict emerged when a group of men started to verbally abuse Conor’s gay friend using homophobic slurs. Conor asked to apologize, but instead he men started a fight. After police were called to the bar, Kennedy had to be restrained by officers – and was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. This week, the 22-year-old was spared jail as part of a plea deal, entering a guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge. Kennedy was handed a six-month deferred sentence, and will also be required to abstain from drinking alcohol or taking drugs under the terms of his probation. The judge also ordered him to pay $500 and write a letter of apology. Kennedy’s representatives said: “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.”

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