Apparently, the North Carolina state director for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is a total Second Amendment person. That is, if a new lawsuit is to be believed.
Donald J. Trump for President is being sued by a former staffer who claims that the director, Earl Phillip, pulled a gun on him, and that the campaign failed to take action, WBTV reports.
In the suit, Vincent Bordini claims that he was driving with Phillip in February when Phillip “produced a pistol, put his right index finger on the trigger, and drove the barrel into Vincent’s knee cap.”
Bordini claims that he complained to a regional director, then a national field director and eventually to former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, but the campaign “neither terminated nor suspended Phillip.”
“In fact, at the time of filing, Phillip continues to work on the Trump Campaign,” the complaint, filed Wednesday in North Carolina, reads.
As the suit tells it, Phillip had a habit of such behavior.
“Vincent came to hear of at least four other individuals on whom Phillip had pulled a gun,” the complaint reads.
Bordini’s suit claims that he tried to hang on with the campaign but that, in March, “disgusted with the Trump Campaign’s lack of corrective action,” he resigned.
A spokesperson for the Trump campaign has not responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.
The suit, which also names Phillip as a defendant, alleges assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress, among other counts.
Bordini is seeking unspecified damages.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.