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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3 thoughts on “Actor Robert Brown: NYC Macy’s Stopped Me Because of Race

  1. Jeff Gaul on said:

    Robert
    we all have to join you in this fight.
    this is despicable.
    each one of those pieces of garbage cops are now criminals and they must be jailed.

  2. What a nice middle class black man got harassed? I thought we lived in a post racial America? We need to wake up people nothing has changed or will change until we change. We need to support our own and unite not just in theory but financially. The power to change our reality is at our finger tips but we are to divided or philosophical ideas, we have a common ground and a common enemy lets go to work.

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