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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