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Actor Rob Brown files class-action suit against Macy's bosses

November 14th, 2013 8:40pm EST
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Black actor Rob Brown has filed a new class-action complaint against bosses at U.S. retailer Macy's over multiple allegations of racial discrimination.

The Treme star revealed last month (Oct13) that he had been handcuffed and questioned by undercover police at the company's flagship New York store after store clerks suspected him of using a stolen credit card to buy a $1,350 (£900) Movado watch for his mother.

He claims he was "paraded" through the department store like a criminal, but released without charge after 45 minutes in custody when officials realised who he was.

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Actor Rob Brown suing Macy's over racial profiling allegations

October 28th, 2013 4:10am EDT
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Actor Rob Brown has filed a lawsuit against bosses at top U.S. retailer Macy's amid allegations of racial discrimination after he was suspected of using a stolen credit card to purchase an expensive watch.

The Finding Forrester star, 29, claims he was handcuffed in the company's flagship New York store for no reason in June (13) after buying a $1,350 (£900) Movado timepiece as a gift for his mother, Myra, who had graduated from Metropolitan Community College.

He continued shopping after paying for the watch, but alleges he was quickly surrounded by "at least three" plainclothes officers w...

HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire' & 'Treme' To Return Sept. 16, 23

July 9th, 2012 1:45pm EDT
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HBO just released the debut dates for the new seasons of "Boadwalk Empire" and "Treme."

Season three of "Boadwalk Empire" will kick off its 12-episode run on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Set in the 1920s in the early days of Prohibition, the series chronicles the life and times of “Nucky” Thompson (Steve Buscemi), the undisputed leader of Atlantic City.

The series also stars Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham, Jack Huston, Stephen Graham, Michael Stuhlbarg, Vincent Piazza, Paul Sparks, Michael Kenneth Williams, Gretchen Mol and Bobby Cannavale.

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