Actor Rob Brown Settles Lawsuit With Macy’s

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Rob Brown of HBO’s Treme has settled his lawsuit against the major department store Macy’s.

Brown, 30, filed the suit last year after he was detained and accused of using a fake credit card while trying to buy a $1,300 watch at a flagship store in New York’s Herald Square.

The suit charged Macy’s with “false imprisonment, negligent training and civil rights allegations,” the Daily News reports. He also sought a court order forcing Macy’s and the NYPD to stop racial profiling at high-end stores.

The settlement was confirmed by Brown’s lawyer; however, he can refile the lawsuits within 60 days if the settlement falls apart.

This incident is one of many similar ones involving racial profiling at Macy’s and other retail stores.

“Our company strictly prohibits discrimination of any kind and has zero tolerance for racial profiling,” commented a spokeswoman for Macy’s.