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Man says NYC bar refused him service over his 'MAGA' hat — now he's taking legal action

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A Philadelphia man is suing a Manhattan bar for discrimination after he says the bar refused him service and kicked him out because he supports President Donald Trump and was wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat.

According to the New York Post, the lawsuit alleges that Greg Piatek, 30, was at The Happiest Hour on West 10th Street on Jan. 28 with a friend having a few drinks. When Piatek finished his first drink and went to order another, the suit says the bartender noticed his hat and refused to give him another drink.

"Is that hat a joke?" the bartender allegedly asked, according to the suit.

Despite mocking him, the bartender finally poured Piatek his next drink but angrily "slammed" it down on the bar, the suit says. Afterward, Piatek was allegedly chided by another bartender for his hat.

"I can’t believe you would support someone so terrible and you must be as terrible a person!" the other bartender reportedly said.

That's when Piatek went and spoke to the bar owner, Jon Neidich, and was thrown out for being a Trump supporter, according to the suit.

"Anyone who supports Trump or believes what you believe is not welcome here. And you need to leave right now because we won’t serve you!" Neidich allegedly told Piatek.

The lawsuit is being brought before the Manhattan Supreme Court. Piatek's lawyer, Paul Liggieri, described the moment as "humiliating" and Piatek's "saddest hour," according to the Post.

Piatek also claims that the only reason he was served his first drink is because the bartenders didn't initially notice his hat.

The Happiest Hour did not respond to a request for comment about Piatek's allegations.

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