The Trump campaign staffer who was sued Wednesday by a former colleague who accused him of pulling a gun on him has resigned, local TV station WCCB reported Thursday.
Earl Phillip had worked as the Trump campaign’s North Carolina state director, but recently was moved to work on minority outreach, according to the report.
“I have retained legal counsel. I have also stepped down from all affiliation with any and all organizations associated with Donald J. Trump for President to include the campaign and National Diversity Coalition for Trump,” Phillip said in a statement to the news outlet.
On Wednesday, Vincent Bordini, a former staffer on the campaign, filed a lawsuit in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, against both Phillip and the Trump campaign. The suit alleged that Phillip had brandished his gun at Bordini during a car ride in February and that the Trump campaign did not take any action against Phillip, even though Bordini said he had reported the incident to multiple parties.