GREENVILLE, NC (WJZY) - A gun, a lawsuit, and Donald Trump. The candidate's latest controversy is centered right in Charlotte.
Nats: "He pulled a firearm out, placed it against my knee."
Vincent Bordini said Donald Trump Campaign's former Regional Director of Western North Carolina, Earl Phillip, pulled a gun on him while both were working for the campaign in February.
FOX 46 Charlotte learned Phillip resigned from his director position and a lawsuit was filed not just against him, but the Trump Campaign.
"And they never took care of it."
The lawsuit said Bordini, a once loyal Trump Campaign staffer, was riding in a Phillip's Jeep when out of nowhere, Phillip pulled a pistol, and "drove the barrel into Vincent's kneecap."
"It's a gun and it's on your body and if it goes off or something like that, there goes your knee, so yes, terrifying," Bordini explained.
He said he never filed charges to protect the Trump Campaign.
"If you call the police it's public, it's a fiasco like it is now and I wanted the campaign to handle it," Bordini said.
But he said that never happened.
"I found out I wasn't the only staffer that happened to," he said.
Bordini told FOX 46 Charlotte he's heard reports of multiple staffers with the same claim that a gun was pulled on them for no reason by Phillip.
He said loyalty to Trump is what initially kept him quiet.