NEW YORK (AP) — A black actor on the HBO drama series “Treme” (treh-MAY’) says he was stopped because of his race while buying sunglasses at a New York City Macy’s department store and has filed a lawsuit against it.
Robert Brown’s lawsuit comes after two other black shoppers made similar claims against Barneys New York this week.
Brown’s lawsuit was filed Friday in state Supreme Court in Manhattan. It says he was stopped by police at the Macy’s Herald Square store after employees contacted authorities about possible credit card fraud.
Brown says he was held at the store, handcuffed and searched before being released. He says he was targeted because he’s black.
Macy’s says it’s investigating the claim.
The New York Police Department is named in the lawsuit. The city’s Law Department says it’ll review the lawsuit once it receives it.
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (11/26-12/2)
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1. Little Legend and Puddy 😍😍😍😍
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2. Vegan! The Impossible burger at Crossroads
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3. Lawrence #BeforeandAfterEpisodes 1-4: 184lbs 13% body fatEpisode 8: 196lbs 8% body fat S/O @coachdaveboxing with the works outs and @kildareriordan with the nutrition
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4. Jus haaaanngin out
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5. Meanwhile back at home in Atlanta GA someone mad they not on the 🛳. 😳
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6. new new
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7. hey ma! 🎎#wcw 💙
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8. Surprise visit to our factories!!! #GoodAmerican #USA
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9. If this don't look thankful I don't know what does. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. #UltraBlessed #24kMagic #SweetPotatoFly
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10. Late nights @nbcmarlon with the writers... we in here!!!
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11. There goes my baaaaaaaaabbbbyyyyy #QueenKingMagic!!! We're up to something! Ira BIG!!! Stay out our buisness -
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12. Steady,steady..... full size jenga.. "I got this one "???? Or do I ?
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13. Cornrows kind of day 😉@dontaysavoy2 you convinced me and I love. ❤️️
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14. #BrotherlyLove #tbt
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15. #basel #TeamLOVE @kingcombs
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16. Just introduced a special screening of @directher 's groundbreaking (must see) documentary @13thfilm with my brother @themichaelealy | @unitedblackout #blackoutblackfriday
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17. Me & Vanessa Williams giving #DuckLips #Pose on the set of #DaytimeDivas @vh1 - Coming Soon to a tv near you. Lol. - My make up done by @makeupsurgeon
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18. This picture just makes me wanna praise the Lord, you hear me!!!!!! Yes Lord brotha #TEDDYCAMPBELL What a #man !!! You are everything right on this picture husband ......... #gorgeous #stylish #classy #strong #masculine #king #sexy #debonair #gentlemenstyle And that #bible in your hand just seals the deal for me (probably cause i know that, that is what helped you become just as amazing as you look😘). While my heart and mind experiences the goodness of God at #church on Sundays, my eyes experiences the goodness of Teddy😍. Amen somebody🙌🏽. "Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name" #myman #myhusband #goodman #blackman #dapperman #godlyman #goodfather #mybestfriend
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19. Yesterday was my mama's 53rd birthday!!!!! Got to celebrate with her all day. If this is what I have to look forward to I can't wait. Looking like a soft bucket a cocoa butter. Yaaaaaaaaaas! 😍😍😍 love you mommy!
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20. "Shout out to @PureAtlanta for getting the family right"....I'm loving this jogger. 😍😍
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21. This pic warms my heart ❤️ #myLogiebeans and aunt aunt umba @itowandabraxton 😘
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22. You will always be my baby😜. #HappyBirthdayReginae #mybaby18
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23. GC "Gods Child" Red on Red SweatSuit available now at www.MonicaApparel.com ... Take Your Crown wherever you go!! I'm pictured in a Medium... Go to the site now for other options ... cc: @trukernell
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