Barneys has posted a response on their Fb page, offering clarification about worker participation in the incident.
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Barneys New York and the new York Police Division have been slapped with a lawsuit by Trayon Christian, a school scholar from Queens, who was arrested at the luxury department store in April.
“His only crime was being a younger black man,Michael Palillo, Christian’s legal professional, instructed The new York Post.
The Post stories that the 19-yr-old was at the shop buying a $350 Salvatore Ferragamo belt, however following the acquisition, he was stopped by undercover officers that had been allegedly known as on by a Barneys gross sales clerk who believed the transaction was fraudulent.
The lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court docket, states that the NYC Faculty of Expertise freshman was requested by the cops: “how a young black man equivalent to himself might afford to purchase such an costly belt?He was then handcuffed and taken to a local precinct.
Regardless of showing the officers the receipt for the belt, his ID and the debit card used, “Christian was instructed that his identification was false and that he couldn’t afford to make such an expensive buy,” Palillo stated.
Christian, who saved up money for the pricey accessory from his part-time job at school, mentioned he returned the belt and by no means plans to buy at the Madison Avenue retailer once more. His story comes just days after another instance of racial discrimination was reported in Baltimore when a black woman was allegedly fired from Hooters for having blonde highlights.
Barneys has not commented on the matter and Christian’s lawsuit against the shop and the NYPD is for unspecified damages.
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