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Conor Kennedy, the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy and ex-boyfriend of Taylor Swift, landed in jail early Thursday morning after being arrested on suspicion of getting into a bar fight in Aspen, reportedly over someone calling his friend a homophobic slur.
The Aspen Times reports that Kennedy, 22, also tussled briefly outside the bar with an Aspen police officer before he was arrested with the help of a bystander.
Kennedy was charged with disorderly conduct, taken to jail and issued a summons to appear in Aspen Municipal Court, Aspen police Sgt. Rick Magnuson told the Aspen Times.
The incident began about 1:40 a.m. Thursday when police were called to the Bootsy Bellows nightclub to deal with people who wouldn’t leave, Magnuson told the Aspen Times.
Arriving officers saw a fight breaking out between two men. One of the men, later identified as Kennedy, reportedly grabbed the other man by the shirt and hit him four or five times in the back of the head with his fists, Magnuson said.
Officers attempted to break up the fight, but Kennedy continued to try and attack the man, prompting officers to try and restrain him, Magnuson said.
In the struggle, one of the officers and Kennedy fell back onto a snow bank. An unidentified bystander helped the officer roll Kennedy onto his stomach and restrain him, according to police reports. The bystander also helped the officer handcuff Kennedy.
Kennedy immediately apologized to the officer, explaining that the fight…
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