11/2/2016 11:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
NBC sent a “goon squad” to manhandle a “Today” show audience member because he’s a known Trump supporter and they hated his t-shirt … according to the guy’s new lawsuit.
Mark Gallagher claims NBC security descended on him and roughed him up last month because he was pro-Trump … according to the docs. He says he was doing nothing wrong at the time — just chatting 2 ladies and wearing an anti-Clinton shirt.
Gallagher admits he had a motive for being in the “Today” audience … he believes Bill Clinton is a rapist, and wanted to get some TV time for a shirt with Bill’s face and the word “RAPE” on it. He says he was successful doing this the day before on “Good Morning America.”
According to the suit … Gallagher was assaulted by the goons before he even had a chance to take off his sweater and reveal his shirt. He claims he was struck in the back of the head with a security radio and sustained injuries to his neck, lower back, ribs, arms and ankle while being removed … and has bruises to show for it.
Gallagher is suing NBC Universal for more than $53 million. We reached out to NBC for comment, so far no word back.