Donald Trump Campaign Sued By Black Lives Matter Activist
It’s time for Trump’s team to lawyer up. This week, Black Lives Matter activists Mercutio Terrell Southall, Sr. and Carlos Montez Chaverst, Jr. filed a lawsuit against both Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. and the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center in Alabama, over an alleged altercation that they say resulted in them being attacked. Here’s footage of the incident. Fast forward to the 3:00 mark.
In the complaint, they claim that last November, they were attacked by an angry mob. They allege Donald Trump supporter, who happened to be white, slapped the phone out of Chaverst’s hand as he recorded video. When Chaverst attempted to intervene, another Trump supporter
responded with obscenities and referred to your Plaintiff, Chaverst as ‘boy’ and stated he could do whatever he wished to someone like your Plaintiff.
When Southall joined Chaverst and tried to escort him to safety, they were surrounded, at which point it’s alleged they were kicked and pushed by Trump supporters who were yelling racial slurs and various obscenities. Southall says he was shoved to the ground, where he says he was
kicked, choked, shoved, punched, scratched and referred to as nearly every racial slur known.
They claim Trump saw the incident and told security and his supporters to
get him the hell out of here.
They also note that Trump has publicly offered to pay the legal fees of supporters charged with assault of protesters. The plaintiffs are alleging negligence, breach of contract (they purchased tickets to the event), and violation of constitutional rights.