Oxford University student John Washington was arrested in New York for assaulting fellow American Colin Hall five years ago.
It is alleged that Mr Hall, who lives in Chelsea, was talking to Miss Clegg when Washington - reportedly related to the first US president George Washington - struck him with an empty bottle.It would indeed be ironic—had George Washington fathered any children. Perhaps Mr. Hall accepts the conclusions of this book.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, Mr Hall said: "He has shown complete dishonour and cowardice, both by hitting me from behind and sneaking out of the country while I was in a coma.
"How ironic that a direct descendent of George Washington should be eating his Christmas turkey in jail. [Link]