‘Bachelorette’ alum Michael Garofola claims he was on the receiving end of an anti-Semitic attack from a maskless security guard in his own apartment complex … and now he’s suing.
According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Michael claims his simple plea to a security guard to wear a mask indoors during the pandemic turned into an anti-Semitic diatribe and parking garage beatdown.
In the docs, Michael says he was trying to get to his car back in January when he encountered the maskless security guard. Michael says the guard responded to his request to put on a face-covering by spewing anti-Semitic comments and attacking him.
The season 9 ‘Bachelorette’ alum claims the security guard punched him in the head, slammed him into a wall, pushed and shoved him around and smashed up his iPhone while he tried to record the attack.
In the docs, Michael claims he suffered a ton of injuries in the attack, including cuts to his hand, a torn calf and injuries to his back. He says he’s still scarred and is getting physical therapy.
As we first reported … cops arrested the security guard back in February, charging him with felony battery and felony vandalism.
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Michael, who also appeared on “Bachelor in Paradise” and “The Bachelor Winter Games,” claims the security guard never should have been hired because the guy’s social media is littered with anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. He also claims he had previously notified management the guard wasn’t wearing a mask, but believes they didn’t take any action.
MG’s suing the security guard, his Marina del Rey apartment complex and the guard’s employer.
We reached out to the security guard and the apartment complex … so far no word back.