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Report: Actor settles discrimination suit with Macy’s


New York – Rob Brown, an actor best known for his role on the HBO series “Treme,” has reportedly settled a discrimination lawsuit against Macy’s and the city of New York. According to Reuters, Brown’s suit accused three Macy’s security guards in a New York store of handcuffing him, publicly accusing him of credit card fraud, and marching him through the store before harassing and mocking him in a detention cell for an hour in a June 2013 incident.

The incident happened following Brown, who is African-American, presenting his mother with a $1,300 gold watch he had just purchased in the store. Brown’s suit also alleged that once the guards learned who he was they changed tone and offered to get him a police escort to his mother’s college graduation. The suit also charged New York City with racial profiling violations.

Settlement was for undisclosed terms. Three other similar discrimination suits are currently pending against Macy’s. In a statement, the company said it has zero tolerance for racial profiling by its personnel.

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