Macy's Sued For Racial Discrimination By Robert Brown

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Move over, Barneys New York. Macy's has also been slapped with a lawsuit by actor Robert Brown, who accuses the luxury store of racial profiling.

The New York Post reports that Brown, best known for starring opposite Sean Connery in Finding Forrester, has filled a civil lawsuit against Macy's.

He is also suing the New York Police Department, claiming that he was unlawfully searched by undercover police officers there on June 8, 2013.

Brown, 29, was stopped after making a purchase at the Sunglass Hut store located inside Macy's flagship location in New York City's Herald Square.

His story sounds very similar to that of the college student claiming he was arrested for buying a belt at Barneys in a story that went viral last week.

According to the Manhattan Supreme Court suit, the African-American Brown presented his ID to cops but “was told that his identification was false."

Brown says he was told that he "could not afford to make such an expensive purchase" and was arrested and detained before being cut loose.

The Brooklyn resident was not charged in relation to the incident.

Brown's incident at Macy's has drawn parallels to that of 19-year-old college student Trayon Christian and 21-year-old nursing student Kayla Phillips.

Both filed suits against Barneys and the NYPD in the last week.

“It’s an epidemic. It’s unbelievable,” Nicholas Elefterakis, Brown's attorney, said of the alleged altercations, which have even led to criticism of Jay Z.

The rapper, who is set to launch a collection with Barneys, is being urged via petition to step away from the project. He has declined to do so ... yet.

As for Macy's, the store has responded to the claim. See below:

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Sean-patrick

I was at a Macy's store in Paramus, New Jersey and I was accused of looking suspicious and smelling like explosives... I had just bought a pack of underwear, socks and tshirts is all... Maybe they thought I was about to underwear bomb the store... Mall security came out of the woodwork and surrounded me while yelling stop and open the bag. I never consented to showing them the contents of my bag and I stood my ground. I think the 5th Column Red Macy Star Communists just objected to the American Flag patch on my backpack... I confronted the store manager a few days later and recorded the conversation... He first refused to comment, but he later acknowledged that Macys receives bomb threats... He said he didn't know if it was right or wrong to profile people, but he said safety was a top priority of the store. Maybe I'll post the recording on the Web sometime. Ginger discrimination? Not all Gingers are affiliated with the IRA! Profiling is wrong! Don't shop at Macys!

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seriously, would anyone even care about this unknown black actor if he wasnt crying racism? pathetic that he uses the race card to get some free publicity. hopefully hollywood sees through it and doesnt hire him for anything.

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Nothing but a bunch of ASS BACKWARD, RACIST, INSECURE, PATHETIC people posting irrational thoughts on here. Shows the world who the TRUE IDIOTS in society are. Must be hard feeling so INSECURE about YOURSELF that you have to ALWAYS put others down . SAD PATHETIC PEOPLE!!!!!!

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WHAT JOY SAYS IS NOT TRUE . WE LET NEGROS IN ,, SOMETIMES .... AND THE LYNCHIN' ROPE IS NOT IN THE GARDEN DEPARTMENT .... THEY'RE IN TOOLS .

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@ MACYS

Tough guy online, P***Y

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All this over a belt? What they should be talking about is Lawrence Thorton a 88 year old WW 2 vet who was beaten to death by 3 black males and one black females while he was standing in his driveway. Earlier that day he was recognized as a pillar of the community at a local Festival. That's what they should be talking about- when it comes to Black on White Racism.

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@ Sims

You're right, but the media's too worrie about some girl's 'blackface' and red lobster and Macy's racism. Such bull$hit and it perpetuates anger when important thing like that are ignored. Really pathetic!!

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We lik to steel. Ya theres sum o us who is lik tha but not all yo.When I go to any stor I gets followd and starred at becuz of skin.I only steel if is not gonna get cot.

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Blacks need to use this as a moment to say, 'hey, my people steal and are parasites on the welfare system. Now's the time to address the validity of that stigma and try to ameliorate it.

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COMPLAINT --- DEM DAMNED MACY NIGGERS SAY TO ME : " GET OUT THE STORE , NIGGER !!! UOSS SMELLING THE PLACE OUT "" AND DEN THE MACY NIGGERS SAID : " ... U'D BETTER HURRY , WE'S GETTING THE LYNCHING ROPE FROM OUT GARDEN DEPARTMENT !!! """" OHHHHH , SO I RAN LIKE MY HOODIE WAS ON FIRE !!! SO CAN I GET SOME MONEY ????

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@ JOY ((((@)))

Do you ever not type in caps lock? I mean I've seen you around here dozens of times and you never manage to turn it off. It's right above the shift key. Press it. Please.

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Blacks are 10% of the population in America. Blacks are 90% of the population in American prisons. So who you gonna keep your eyes on?

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@ Mikeusa

No shit!

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That's New York. They are trying to scare off anyone brown.

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@ SAW

Correction, everyone Black, Brown and anyone in between......with a hoodie!"

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