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Taylor Swift’s ex and Robert Kennedy’s grandson, Conor Kennedy, was arrested on Thursday night after getting into a bar fight at Bootsy Bellows in Aspen, Colorado. Tres shocking!

But this hoopla is not exactly what it seems — the Kennedy was apparently got into the fight defending a male friend who was called a homophobic slur by two bar patrons.

According to the Associated Press, the 22-year-old and the other man got in the dust up outside the swanky spot around 1:40 AM. the two were rolling around according to authorities, who saw Conor punch the man in the head multiple times before intervening. The police separated them, however Conor allegedly struggled with the officer and then fell in a snowbank.

The police report confirms that Conor was struggling with an officer who tried to arrest him. The Aspen Times reported that Conor was booked on a municipal disorderly conduct charge and could face a penalty of up to a year in jail and a $2,650 fine. He’s due in court on February 22.

According to the paper, Conor did in fact tell police that the man he fought used a derogatory word against his friend as per the police report.

Robert Kennedy Jr. quickly defended his son's actions, releasing a statement: “Conor has always reacted against bullying. I’m happy he stood up for his friend. I’m very sorry it turned into a police incident. [Conor’s] not liking the attention.

It’s certainly way better to be in the headlines for making out with T-Swift than for decking a dude in a bar fight!