Three Louisville residents sued Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, blaming him for inciting supporters to harm and hassle peaceful protesters during a March 1 rally in Louisville, multiple media outlets reported.
“The lawsuit, filed in Jefferson Circuit Court on Thursday evening, also accuses a white supremacist and a Korean War veteran of assaulting protesters Henry Brousseau, Kashiya Nwanguma and Molly Shah during the event,” the Courier-Journal reported.
The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Jefferson Circuit Court. There reportedly was not an immediate response from Trump.
The three said, “Trump and his campaign incited a riot, did not make an effort to suppress offense speech such as racial and ethnic slurs, and were grossly negligent and reckless by allowing a group of Trump supporters to provide security,” according to WAVE 3 News in Louisville.
WDRB in Louisville reported, “Nwanguma, a 21-year-old University of Louisville student, claims she was protesting non-violently, carrying a sign depicting Trump’s face on the body of a pig. The lawsuit alleges Nwanguma was called racist and sexist slurs and repeatedly assaulted. Heimbach and Bamberger both shoved and struck her, according to the lawsuit. A video of the incident went viral soon after the rally.”
High school student Brousseau, 17, says he was punched in the stomach by a Trump supporter while Shaw said she was shoved from behind, WDRB reported.